large colourful containers brimming full with lush greenery, to provide your garden with a focal point. Lastly, consider using a re-purposed piece of architecture in your garden space. Imagine a large old pair of ornate wooden doors positioned at the end of a limestone patio, framing a beautiful stone water fountain at the back of your garden. There are several local companies who are happy to provide unique, old – often antique – accessories which can put that final touch to your luxurious outdoor space. I often meet with clients who have a long wish list for creating their dream garden. They would like to see an area for cooking, trees for privacy, flower beds, vegetable beds, a space for the children and the family dog to play, and an entertaining area. Often this all has to be created in an area 25 feet wide and 30 feet long. I am also called to help fix homeowners gardens, to help explain why their garden, done in miniature proportions, isn’t working for them. Over in this corner is the flower bed, here is the play area, and tucked in the back is the sitting area with its miniature, uncomfortable furniture. Your eye just keeps wandering from spot to spot trying desperately to connect the pieces together. There is no flow or continuity, both of which are critical elements of a successful garden design. A busy, disconnected garden is neither soothing nor relaxing, which after all is the point of a garden isn’t it?
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