Woodcote gardenCountry Garden, London
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Stake out a veg patchRailway sleepers set directly into the ground are a classic boundary material for a vegetable plot, and are a quick and effective way to keep plants neatly contained. To create a similar look, mark out individual beds and measure carefully to ensure you can comfortably access the centre of the bed from each side as well as leaving enough space to walk between them.
Swap your hose for a watering canMuch as showers can quickly use more water than we realise, a hosepipe can pump out the H2O at quite a rate, using around 1,000 litres of water an hour. So consider watering your garden with a watering can instead.In addition, mulching your plants (with bark chippings, heavy compost or straw) and watering in the early morning or late afternoon will reduce evaporation, saving water.Keen on really going green? See these expert tips for saving energy
Growing our own has gained groundThis achievable leafy sanctuary’s popularity highlighted your desire to make the most of your gardens. Creating a landscaped space, sectioned to grow veg, nurture pot plants and cultivate beautiful trellises, is a clear aspiration in these busy times.Check out the rest of your winners for 2016.TELL US…Were any of these schemes among your favourites last year? Why did they appeal to you? Share your thoughts and ideas in the Comments below.