Real World Gardener Colour Series part 1 in Design Elements

December 18th, 2015

REAL WORLD GARDENER Wed. 5pm 2RRR 88.5fm Sydney, streaming live at  and Across Australia on the Community Radio Network.
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Colour schemes for gardeners.


Bodnant Garden. photo M. Cannon

Introducing a new series on Colour schemes in the garden over the next 4 weeks.

Colour is pretty much the most prominent factor in a garden design and often the first one considered.

Colour is what most gardeners are drawn to and for a lot of gardeners, the have distinct preferences for a certain colour.

Using Colour in the garden and making it look good desn’t necessarily mean it’s going to be easy or work the first time for you.

Good garden design involves knowing how to combine colours so that the final product will be one we like.

Let’s kick of the series, I'm talking with garden designer Lesley Simpson.

We know what we like when we see it.

Only practice and experimentation will develop your eye for colour and allow you to see the differences between colours.

 I hope the next four weeks of my Design Elements will help you with the colour palette in your garden.

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