Archive for December, 2011


Overflow from Ponds and Tanks

Dealing with the overflow of either a pond or a tank is relatively easy, the main thing to consider is where you are going to take it. As far as the tanks go I would plumb the overflow back into the house gutter system and let it go to where the outlet is for that, […]

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Draining your Garden Bed

It should go without saying but I’ll say it anyway… that some garden beds will need a drainage system put in place, this can be as simple as you like, from collecting the water deeper in your garden beds by means of an agg line or even using a combination of multiple lines that all […]

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Draining off a Hard Surface.

Draining off a Driveway, Paths, Patio or a Courtyard can prove to be quite a challenge but if your design has thought this process through then it can be just a matter of implementing it. Some ideas that might help are the following:  1.  If you have a driveway that heads downhill to your garage then […]

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Your Drainage Plan

Working out the drainage plan for your home and Landscape design can turn into a nightmare if you don’t start with a few basic procedures, so I have outlined some points that I hope will help. The first and most important is to establish where your outlet is going to be and by this I […]

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Landscape Software

I often get asked “What I think of the Landscape Design Software”  and “should they get one for their home design” well, my simple answer to that is “NO” but it never ceases to intrigue me the need for it if you are only going to design your own garden. So I decided to write […]

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Garden Ideas part1

Here’s some videos I found and they may be good for some Ideas for you, Take a look and see if it will spark any idea for your garden… Interesting the way they had placed the sitting area near the pond and waterfall, the main concern you would have is keeping an eye on any […]

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Garden Furniture

Garden Furniture. If you are like me, you love the stroll through your garden, and I’ve talked about creating the “Element of surprise” in my newsletter on several occasions, but one of the most pleasurable times is when you are able to meander down or around your garden, knowing that you are going to come […]

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Autumn Colours

Don’t you just love the colours of Autumn especially if your garden has featured some of those famous deciduous trees and shrubs that finish off their season with their leaves turning into beautiful colours, reminding us all that they will be back in spring to start the cycle all over again!! Here’s a video showing off […]

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Japanese Gardens

These Oriental garden designs have become quite popular over the years, with the use of different rocks and plants, creating them is often a very satisfying experience. Placement and the positioning when done properly provides a beautiful atmosphere in your landscape, and if it’s a theme that you are interested in then it’s well worth […]

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Plant ideas

Here’s is a beautiful video of the magnificent Butchart gardens, I found this on You Tube and just had to share it, a picture speaks a thousand words so best show you. Hope you enjoy,   Why Not Share the Knowledge Hide Sites

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