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Posted: 19/03/2014 at 21:39

ok so I've looked at the dimensions and I'm currently drawing up a scaled design for you all :/ this year id like to make some good headway!

Large Canvas

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 19:41

Cheers mike but thats still out of budget. 

So here goes guys



a little imagination is required!! the brown line woul be a dividing fence with gate 6 foot (same as the fence all around the garden) to seperate the "working area" from the "sociable garden"

inside the working area is the shed, chickens, compost bins, green house, coldframe and vegtable plots (brown boxes) 

the social garden will be mostly lawn. a slate patio imediatley outside the house, a raised bed that runs down the far fence (approx 2-3feet raised) the samll box in the top RH corner is a fire pit with benches built into the raised bed.

the semicircle in the midleish bottom is a decking with a half pegoda?? maybe a vine or 2 growing over it ?? and the pink circle is where i have planted our magnolia. (it isnt that big yet but thats the projected size in the future.) also willing to relocate this

this is all i have so far and i encorage any type of feedback please. 


Many thanks Filbey

Large Canvas

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 09:05

Many thanks guys, ive taken on board all the great ideas so far and ive got a design in mind, ill draw it up and open it to constuctive feedback


Large Canvas

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 08:48

Many thanks guys, i realised i left very litlle info in the original post....the ideas so far are very good but heres a little more info. 

the washing line runs from the back of the house straight to the fence opposite... (lush) i dont have kids, but id like to think if we had kids it was a safe area (no ponds)  I would like to grow veg and maybey seperate a plot/allotment and main garden but my main focus is a nice sociable garden (BBQ's/sociable sun traps) 

i know it looks awesome to have a blank canvas but to me with no artistic flare its more daunting than if i had a garden with rubbish plants... id just rip them out and start again with the structure still in place.


keep the ideas coming guys. i keep reading the design projects on here to gather more inspiration

Large Canvas

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 22:52


below is a photoof my garden, we bought the house last year and its 26x31meters fairly flat fairly level slightly running off at the southside. 

i have great abilities as an engineer/carpenter/builder but no design what so ever!! i even let my wife dress me. i love acers/japanese maples and have ordered 9 total. but i want some raised beds directly opposite outside the house. mabe somewhere for a plot... green house... decking ??

any design ideas or full designs would be much appreciated.

 many thanks guys



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