Landform Consultants - Project Value £35,000 - £60,000 - WinnerCountry Terrace, Berkshire
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7 John Davies via the Association of Professional Landscape Gardeners
Step it upA simple way to add interest to your small garden is to include some steps in the layout. The differing levels will give the space some depth and character. By punctuating the journey through the garden with steps, you’ll encourage people to slow down and take it all in. The levels in this small plot have been cleverly designed with a few different yet coordinating materials to give personality to the space without it appearing cluttered.Tell us…How would you lay out your small garden? Share your ideas and photos in the Comments section.
Put an end to those odd jobsDo you still have a few incomplete outdoor DIY projects to finish? Get your diary out and schedule some time in the next couple of weeks to tackle these tasks. That way you can stash all the tools and materials away in time for the winter.Get organised both inside and out with these tips for an autumn blitz
Make fencing a featureRather than going down the conventional route and putting a width of trellis above your fence or wall to grow climbers on, create even more seclusion by going higher. Rather than hiding that extra bit of wall or fence with plants, make it much more. Here, the painted slatted fencing will support climbers should you so desire, but it will also look fantastic on show, and possibly with pleached trees trained to burst into leaf above its top edge, as seen here.
Champion purple and greyThis winning colour combination is perfect if your taste is contemporary and restrained. The smooth, batten-style fence is also a shortcut to a contemporary-looking garden, as opposed to the more traditional rough-to-touch featheredge or closeboard panels.This garden also shows how a small change in levels can go a long way to adding interest to a small plot. Just two shallow steps and that neat but only slightly raised bed really help to define the seating area, while also leading the eye towards the friendly yet ordered planting scheme beyond.Sticking to one main colour for your planting is great if you’re not a very confident planter. You might not get your beds looking as professional as these award-winning ones, but you can have a go by choosing lots of lavender, dotting in taller blooms, such as alliums, as here, and filling the gaps with low-growing evergreens.Create a ‘wow’ garden with the colour purple