Posted: 01/07/2015 at 16:23
I do know what you mean. Personally I like a bit of chaos in a garden with things spilling over and really over planted. Some of the gardens I see Alan Titchmarsh create in Love your Garden are too organised. I prefer the cottage garden style with plants being given free reign to mingle and sometimes clash. A little bit of theme goes well, but I find planting for wildlife, bees, butterflies, moths etc favours this style. Formal gardens even though they have their merits bore me.
Gardening however is all about personality, and differing styles suit different people who each have different idea's, that's what makes gardening for a living so interesting for me personally. I get to work in different environments and take idea's or leave them as I please, or see different plants which I can introduce to my garden.
We all have differing idea's and differing styles, so gardens are a personal choice, and what suits you dominoman is your choice, design or no design do what you want, you have to live with it and although some in positions of 'garden style influence' may scoff or look down their nose at your personal style who cares. It's your garden, do what you want with it.