25 Feb A new garden in the making, my own Garden Design


A new garden in the making, my own Garden Design

The Garden Landscapers dream a beautiful blank canvas to work with. In November we left our cottage and small but perfectly formed garden and moved to Ashley Heath.  The joys of a brand new garden design awaits.

Over the next few months we invite you to follow our garden design progress. From hard landscaping to soft landscaping and why all the elements have been chosen.

Garden Aspect

The garden is NE facing with the advantage of non of the usual plethora of pines that are native in the area. We do however have a wonderful selection of larger trees in neighbouring gardens to create an interesting borrowed landscape.  There are low level bungalows at the rear but the garden is not overlooked in its original format.

Garden Wish List

So the first question of Garden Design is always what should the garden deliver and how will it fit with my lifestyle.  Is it going to be a party garden? A haven for wildlife? How much garden maintenance will it require? We are lucky enough to have enough room to be able to design the garden to create spaces to meet all our requirements:

Wildlife haven – we want to predominantly attract birds.  However we want to create nooks and crannies for all bugs and mini beasts to find homes.

Seasonal Colour – although we have the borrowed green of the neighbouring conifers we want to create planting schemes. This will give year round interest, both colour and fragrance

Kitchen Garden – a productive garden, which doesn’t detract from the garden vista.  A growing area for vegetables, fruit and herbs.

Low Maintenance – at the end of a week building garden designs for others the upkeep needs to be minimal

Relaxing – finally a place to relax and enjoy the space we have created. To watch the birds and enjoy the sights and fragrance.


A beautiful space can’t be created overnight. For this year we will be creating the hard landscaping framework and starting to create the planting schemes as we move from season to season.  The entire project is a 3-5 year plan.  We hope you join us for all the updates in our journey, and pick up some hints and tips for your own garden along the way.


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