Thursday, March 22, 2012
Are you looking to create a garden that invites, envelopes and impresses from the initial viewing? Visitors stand in awe of great gardens, and you’ll be hungry to spend more time in your outdoor space when it’s created with impressions in mind. A well thought out garden design combines good form, flowers and foliage and permanent features, presenting a space that reveals your character and leaves a fabulous first impression. Consider the Form of Your Garden No matter how large or small your garden, the space can be designed with good form in mind. Think about the flow of foot traffic and how sunlight travels across your property. Plan for a meandering pathway that takes you beside, through and into flowerbeds, herb gardens and flowering shrubs….
Friday, March 16, 2012
Rattan garden furniture has seen a dramatic increase in popularity over the last 5 years. Whereas before the predominant demand was for wooden garden furniture, Rattan has become most people’s garden furniture of choice. Below is a graph representing the shift in consumer interest, measured by searches in Google: What is Synthetic Rattan Garden Furniture? Synthetic Rattan is the popular name used by many retailers describing a poly-ethelene extruded material. It looks similar to natural Rattan, however it has many advantageous properties. Whilst Indonesia harvest the majority of natural vines, It is also widely respected as the premier manufacturer of synthetic rattan furniture. Their unique ability to hand weave the fine strands so masterfully is the result of generations of practice. Emulation of this complex process has recently been...
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
A garden is much more than a collection of trees, shrubs, and flowers. A garden combines the dynamic energy of plants with walls, patios, and paths to create a well-designed and integrated landscape. Both functional and decorative, a garden path is the backbone of a home landscape. It can take you from the front garden to the back garden and it can also lend a sense of mystery and visual delight to the journey. Access and Design The most direct route from point A to point B is a straight line. If you just want your path to take you from here to there, a straight line is a good choice. But if you want your path to add to your garden as it guides you on…
Friday, March 2, 2012
Living in a city or large town doesn’t mean giving up the pleasure of a garden. Indeed an urban garden can be just as pleasing as one situated deep in the countryside. You may have less space to work with, but it’s what you do with it that counts. Creating a haven in the city It doesn’t matter how big or small your plot is: you can always create a stunning and cosy space to retreat to. A patio paradise may sound like a dream but you can turn it into reality with clever use of materials. To be a true paradise it must be low maintenance, particularly if you work a lot and you want to enjoy your garden rather than maintaining it all the time. A good urban…