Right, I’ll put it out there straight away; it’s crazy late to be writing a blog about The Chelsea Flower Show! It’s been over 3 weeks since I attended. However, between cultivating client projects and firefighting domestic dramas and wedding attendances, so so many weddings…. I’ve not had a whole lot of time to get my blog done.
I’ve been working on a few front garden designs recently which as I have alluded to before, can be more challenging than back gardens as there are many more elements that must be considered. So I thought I’d go through the top 5 key aspects when planning a front garden;
I’d written a blog about planning your front garden this month. However after the severity of the announcement from the Environment Agency, that England faces water shortages within 25 years. And given that water is central to all gardens. I decided to start this blog by revisiting my trip to Beth Chatto’s Gravel Garden, which is the blue-print for water free planting.
I’d been racking my brains to think of a garden to visit in Winter as most are all about impressive herbaceous borders of colour. Cambridge Botanic Gardens has a Winter Garden that’s quite famous in horticultural circles.
So are you looking out at your garden at the moment and thinking, ugh it looks like one big drab, empty patch of mud, which is so depressing. Well it doesn’t have to be like that, even in winter. I promise, it’s not that hard to make a big difference if you follow a few simple rules.