Planned Gardens (Part 1)

Planned gardens are precise and often arranged symmetrically around a central axis, which divides the garden down the middle. The central path may have paths crossing it at ritgh angles, dividing the garden into rectangles or squares. A very small and square garden might not have a straight path, just a central feature with paving around it. Path should be carefully detailed, hedges precise and evergreen shrubs clipped into disciplined shapes.

Hedges. Because a symmetrical pattern is the important thing, hedges are often used to mark out the pattern like piping on a cushion. Many of these are low so that they emphasise the basic geometry and do not hide one part from another. Box is one of the most popular shrubs for low hedges, as it grows slowly and is easy to clip.

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The Plant Window

The Plant Window – The most successful of all terraria is the plant window. It is essentially a window with an external pane or panes of glass (doubled-glazed to provide winter insulation) and an internal fully-glazed door which can be opened to get to the space within. At the base of this space is a tray filled with gravel in which the pots are housed and then hidden with damp peat.


Plant windows are a feature of many homes in Germany, Scandinavia, Holland and parts of the U.S – but are a rarity in UK houses. This type of display is generally built at the time of house construction – it is a difficult task to construct one on to an existing building.

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Winter Displays: Pots And Tubs

Winter Displays: Pots And Tubs – When choosing plants for a winter container, see what is available in the garden. There are dozens of small flowering plants at this time of year, and while many are grown under deciduous trees, where they spread freely, many can also be grown in pots to add color inside the home.

An excellent example is Eranthis hyemalis (winter aconite). It has bright yellow flowers offset by highly attractive leaves. You can also grow Cyclamen coum or its more tender relative, C. persicum. Cyclamen have sweetly-scented pink, red or white flowers through the winter months.

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Climbing Roses: Embellishment For Your Garden

Climbing roses grace the trellises of English tearooms and the archways of European gardens. Climbing roses, a meandering sibling of the more traditional rose varieties, provides a unique floral embellishment to a garden landscape. Many growers believe that no garden is complete without some ornamental climbing roses.

Growing climbing roses for their intended purposes presents some challenges. Since they are not actual vines, which we know cling to the sides of buildings, fences and other structures, they don’t have their own support structure that attaches to surfaces. It is the job of the grower to manipulate the rose to weave and snake appropriately for the dramatic affect that only these roses can create.

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Contemporary Planters For Upcoming Spring

Contemporary Planters For Upcoming Spring – When it comes to prepping your home for the arrival of spring, certain aspects cannot and should not be neglected and out of all the possible preparations existing none is as important as tending to the garden and any type of outdoor patio or balcony you might own.

Having a stunning and flourishing garden is the first sign of the coming of spring, the revival of nature and the beauty of emerging from anything long winter. But none of these feelings could be evoked in the absence of the most spectacular plants and flowers, growing and blooming in a continuous spectacle of life, much to the delight of guests visiting the house or the very residents of the property.

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Landscaping With Edible Plants

Landscaping With Edible Plants – The edible garden is one of the hottest landscaping trends today. Vegetable gardens, herb gardens, fruit trees, berry bushes – all are items that a landscaping company can use to transform a garden into a place where kids don’t just go to play, they go to eat. Parents benefit too; they can save on grocery bills by making dinner from ingredients grown in their garden.

Perfect spots for edible plants. Most yards contain a mixture of sunny spots and shady spots. Few edible plants will grow in the shade, but sunny areas can prove very useful.

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