Wednesday August 12, 2020

How should your garden grow?

Each garden presents its own drawbacks and opportunities. So where to start? We’ve enlisted the expertise of four of Ireland’s leading garden designers - Diarmuid Gavin, Mary Reynolds, Paul Doyle and June Blake - to help you bring life to your little patch of the planet

6th May, 2018
Paul Doyle: ‘Know your garden designer’s form and style, and choose them based on that’ Pic: Feargal Ward

I want to make a change to my outdoor space. Where should I start?

Begin by dreaming of what your ideal space would be. Take inspiration from books, magazines, Pinterest and Instagram. Gather together a real, or digital, scrapbook of ideas, colour combinations, plants and features and refine it to a version which suits your space and is achievable.

Be realistic. Will a Moroccan-inspired scheme really work in a dark, damp suburban yard?...

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