A ‘cottage style’ front garden

cottage-styleThe hard landscaping uses reclaimed bricks and pavers. There are always lots of options for hard surfaces, but as so much of the cost is getting them laid, it’s usually worth spending a bit more on materials.

planting-featureA central planting feature for the same front garden. I used gravel so that the pot could drain, and to create a variety in look and texture. If everyone paves over all of their front garden, then rainwater has nowhere to go.

Different foliage shapes for a small garden pond – I’ve used contrasting leaf shapes as well as a variety of colours, to get maximum interest into this tiny area.

Foliage shapes