Adding structures to the garden to walk under or sit beneath helps add height to a design.
For someone without a garden, a balcony may be their entire ‘outdoor room’.
Apart from the plants, the most important element in the rock garden is the rock itself.
The clean lines of the topiary are matched by the simplicity of the terracotta pots.
There are two basic types of hedge (with a few minor variations).
If you are lucky enough to have a spare part of the garden where nothing is going on, liven it up by introducing a set theme.
Some plants have such a dominant shape that they are always bound to catch the eye.
Wooden trellis clothed with colourful climbers is an attractive method of decorating a bland wall.
The design of the herb garden will be stronger and have more impact with the inclusion of focal points to draw the eye.
Pattern is very satisfying to the eye and a knot garden always makes a stunning feature.
Topiary is not difficult but needs a steady hand and a keen eye.
Most topiary is created from slow-growing shrubs such as yew or box as these are dense and retain their shape well.
Ramblers generally produce longer stems, which makes them suitable for scrambling through trees.
Roses trained on rope swags (a “calenary”) can be used as a very decorative boundary or along the side of a path.
The best boundary of all might be no boundary
. . . at least none that you can see.