Real World Gardener Starting a garden from Scratch part 4

May 31st, 2015

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DESIGN ELEMENTS

with garden designer Peter Nixon

This series is all about starting a garden from scratch, and today’s episodes not so much about choosing the right plants as about putting them in the right place.

You’ve bought the plants, you’ve considered how big they will grow.

Today we’re discussing plantings to make it clear to new visitors where the entrance to the house is among other planting problems.

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Finding the front door-is it obvious?

You can completely obscure the front door with a huge frangipani.

If you love frangipani’s but don’t have the room for Plumeria rubra, then opt for a smaller choice of frangipani, such as Plumeria pudica.

Then there’s the privacy issue to block out the neighbours.

Usually you need something that fits in a narrow space.

Climbing plants fits the bill but create strong support so that the fence is taking the weight of your planting.

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Choose sturdy supports for your climbing plants.

 

Use something like Marine grade stainless steel grow cables of fairly high gauge for those heavy climbers and attach it to strong posts.

 

 

 

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