Experts share their top tips for garden design this year.
Many outstanding gardeners are found in Middle-sized Gardens.
These tips are from professionals who work in the garden industry. They offer practical, realistic, and effective advice.
I chose to look back on the year that has passed and select my top gardening design tips for various situations.
Group pots together to create a border effect.
Dan Cooper, owner of Dan Cooper Garden online, has 100 pots on an area measuring x x y. Around 100 banks are present, but there are only 40 different types of plants.
He also suggests that you don’t have to plant every variety of plant in each pot. He means you do not have to produce each type in each jar. “There are two to four pots per planting .”
He may, for example, have four pots of Tulip Chansonette. Then, these are repeated in regular intervals around the area. This repetition will make the display more coherent and easy to look at.
Shaun Mooney, a garden designer. He built a garden from pots he found in his rented home. He had no earth to work with, so he bought a planting trough from a manufacturer via eBay. These pots are higher than the ones directly in front, forming a “back row.”
Then you can make the middle and first rows of pots. Shaun’s money-saving tip is to use pots made in mass production that are not visible. He then collects more expensive banks and puts them in a visible place.
Shaun suggests that you consult a garden designer to help create your container garden. Garden designers are not only for big projects. You can get great advice and guidance in just a few short hours. If you ask, they can provide advice on plant care.
Dan Cooper offers advice on container gardening here.
Shaun Mooney shares his tips on creating a potted garden when renting.
The best garden design tip is to limit the number of plants.
Michael McCoy is a garden designer well known for his border plantings.
He recommends that you limit your plant variety within a border. Color is more important than shape and texture.
Three different types of plants can be combined. Three types of plants are available: horizontal, vertical, vase-shaped, and rounded.
It’s okay to plant a few flowers on one border. Michael says a wall will only look good if you have three flowers in bloom simultaneously, so long as there is contrast and fullness to your planting. “In reality, one flower at a given time can be colored, but repeating the same flower around the border will appear to be dancing.
Build a pond even if the space is limited.
Home gardeners control the majority of open space in towns and cities, which has a significant impact on wildlife and biodiversity.
The Royal Horticultural Society and the Society of Garden Designers have committed to making gardens more bio-diverse and wildlife-friendly by 2022.
Make space for an attractive water feature. Water is essential for survival. Water is also a vital part of the ‘wildlife pathway.’ Wildlife can only survive in large areas to forage, hide from predators and reproduce. Even if a forest and park are located at opposite ends of a town, animals will still be unable to move between them if it is difficult for them to get there. Pollinators will love the gardens that connect the woods and parks. They can have ponds, planters, and other features that attract them.
Each show garden featured a pond on BBC Gardeners World Live. You can use any container as a miniature pond. Small creatures need to get safely in and out of a container.
Children under three should also be prevented from entering the pond. In just a few inches, they can drown. BBC Gardeners World Live showed several ponds that had raised beds.
Frances Tophill had an old sink collection in his Frances’ Garden. You could use any container, but grouping them allows you to use different pond plants. The container may be too shallow for marginal plants, while another could be more profound.
Mini-ponds can quickly dry out during a drought. It is essential to keep them whole.
You can have a larger pond in an otherwise more miniature garden.
Anne Vincent, the owner of a small garden in a town, used rainwater to create a sizeable wildlife-friendly pond. The pond occupies about a third of the garden space.
This is a lovely garden. Her guttering has been redirected to the town’s sewage system, which has reduced runoff. You can find a wildlife playground in cities and towns.
Rock gardens: the answer to dry, hot summers
Rock gardens, famous in the first half of the 20th century, have fallen out of fashion. These are great for plants that are drought-resistant and resilient.
Like many others, we had a hot and dry summer. The rock gardens at Doddington Place Gardens in Kent didn’t need to be watered and still looked good even under extreme conditions.
Choosing the right plants according to your climate is the key to a successful garden design. With so many variables, it is more critical to select resilient plants than drought-tolerant ones. A rock garden is highly resilient.
If you’re thinking about a rock garden, start with the rocks. Amicia, Doddington Place Gardens, says that local stones are better for rock gardens because they often echo the architecture.