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It was neither the season nor the weather for scent, so the other sensual activity which was suggested was stroking. Grouped together they will make a handsome, low-maintenance water garden that is unusually stylish. But when all is said and done, most starter homes offer little more than a wide path out the back rather than a small garden. If yours is a basement garden, capitalise on any aerial views from the house by opting for a tapestry of evergreens in contrasting shades, shapes and textures. This summer, I bit the bullet and said goodbye to them as well.
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Back in Cambridge hard landscaping expert David Domoney replaces the rotten deck and puts in a sweeping resin bound path that will allow Isaac access to all areas of the new garden. It needed wheelchair access and a play area for six children; ours comprises four acres of childless, wheelchairless country garden. Light-coloured surfaces and reflective interiors add to the feeling of space, too, so make the most of mirrors, sparkly fountains and shiny containers and use pale-coloured paving or gravel. Add a collection of hostas in various leaf shapes, sizes and variegations. Synopsis Successful gardens can be created in the smallest spaces, and in this inspiring and practical guide Alan Titchmarsh shows how to transform even the tiniest outdoor area into an attractive garden. How long that time being lasts will vary, but it will often be shorter than we think.
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