Your home and the small garden 2

It's often said that small gardens are harder to design than large ones. Because they're viewed so closely, every line and every plant has to be "just right". The first and most important decision is the style of garden you'd like to create. What style will marry best with the architecture of your house? What sort of setting are you happiest in? Formal or informal, perhaps "cottagey" is more your style.
The cool charm of a Woodland garden is beautifully shown in this design, and the clever use of silver birches make the area appear far larger than it actually is.
In total contrast, the French formal garden is precise and strongly structured. It's enclosed in a framework of trellis, and good use has been made of traditional pots. The raised terrace is a perfect setting for the lion's head water feature. Massed planting provides a good balance of colour.
The Romanctic garden - the little lovers' seat-for-two was tucked away amongst a galaxy of flowers, over-looking a small pond. A stepping stone pathway gently trails throughout the garden.
Nothing tastes as special as fresh home-grown Herbs and Vegetables! A large area isn't necessary to produce basketfuls of delicious goodies! As long as it's in full sun, a well-planned proverbial pocket-handkerchief like this will be a culinary delight!
This special little garden has been designed as a place of interest, fun and learning for Children of all ages. The bright, gay colours seem to promise an exciting world of adventure and fantasy!
A great deal of thought went into the creating of this special garden, for the enjoyment of Disabled people. The pathways are easily accessible; the flower beds are raised and filled with fragrant flowers, and the sound of water and wind-chimes fills the air. A variety of paving stones and building material has been used on the Show. The flower beds in the Disabled garden were first constructed of blocks, then "faced' with special "rock" pieces, to give this attractive appearance.
There's an increasing swing towards "back to nature" gardening. This Wildlife garden is designed to attract birds and other small animals. Trees and shrubs provide nesting sites and shelter, and flower and fruiting plants attract insects, butterflies and birds with fruit and nectar. Water is important for both bathing and dri

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