Category Archives for New Gardens

Miniature Gardens: Formal Layouts

THE possibilities of the formal type of miniature garden have not yet been fully appreciated, except by those who have seen the wonderful creations of Miss Anne Ashbery, who specializes in this kind of work. Some may object that it … Continue reading

24. May 2017 by Dave Pinkney
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When to Plant Shrubs, Trees, Evergreen Shrubs and Perrenials

TIMING HARDY PLANTS Although you can plant pot-grown shrubs at any time of the year when the soil is workable, the best planting times are: mid-spring and early autumn for conifers and evergreens, autumn for woody trees, shrubs, fruit and … Continue reading

27. February 2015 by Dave Pinkney
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Garden Paving, Patios, Decking, Block Paving

Hard Surfaces in the Garden Although it’s reasonable to think that the plants make any garden, hard surfaces, including walls, paths and paved areas, often have an equally important role in adding to the overall visual impact. From a practical … Continue reading

23. February 2015 by Dave Pinkney
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Designing a Rose Garden

Designing a Rose Garden The design of a rose garden should be based as far as possible on personal preferences, but in a small garden it has also to be determined by the amount of available ground. Grass is a … Continue reading

11. March 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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Planting the Garden with Trees and Shrubs

So, you’ve reached the stage in your garden landscaping when you are infilling with further plants, and planting the garden up with trees and shrubs. Ideally, a good proportion of these should retain their foliage all year long. This is … Continue reading

07. October 2010 by Dave Pinkney
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Starting a Garden – Landscaping and Garden Lawn Ideas

In anything but the merest courtyard garden, you will probably have some areas of grass. If the existing grass has not been reduced by the builders to charred or muddy wilderness, it can usually be resuscitated by a lot of … Continue reading

06. October 2010 by Dave Pinkney
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Starting a Garden – Landscaping and Construction – Paving and Patios

Earth Moving If your garden is uniformly flat, you may find it worth while to change the levels, or, if the existing slopes are very steep, some levelling and terracing may be necessary. The usual method is called ‘cut and … Continue reading

06. October 2010 by Dave Pinkney
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Starting a Garden – Landscaping and Construction

Now comes the back-breaking bit, if you are starting a garden from scratch. For those lucky enough to have a garden that is already in good shape and to their liking, there will probably be only the odd area requiring … Continue reading

06. October 2010 by Dave Pinkney
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Economic Gardening – Ideas for Saving Money

Economic Gardening Ideas With all the research and planning done for your new garden design, it is time to think of construction and to find the necessary materials. If you are gardening on a tight budget you may find that … Continue reading

04. October 2010 by Dave Pinkney
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Planning a Garden – Garden Design Ideas

With the site plan finished and the necessary notes made, you are ready for the next stage. Putting Things into Perspective Place a piece of tracing paper over your plan on which you will plot the changes and improvements to … Continue reading

03. October 2010 by Dave Pinkney
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