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Planting for structure The success of any garden design relies on the underlying structure. Kirsty McLean explains how to get the most from your space… Structure is created by exploring and understanding function. By observing where the sun falls throughout the day, you can work out where to put your seating area. Practical elements, like…

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Garden get-togethers This year, our gardens have become so much more than just a place for kids to play or to grow a few shrubs.  They’ve become essential to our mental wellbeing, a source of home grown food and a place of sanctuary.  As winter sets in, many of us find our gardens too cold…

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Papillon Enjoy autumn for longer Autumn is all about colour. Splashes of yellows, oranges and reds turn gardens into vibrant pictures that get immortalised by talented artists. But once the rich hues disappear, our interest in the garden often fades. The show is over. The scene is monochrome and we patiently wait for spring to…

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Sanctuary: Gardening for health and wellbeing With more of us discovering our gardens in recent months, we’ve come to realise how important it is to have that outdoor space, Kirsty McLean looks at ways to help you make your garden work to the max… Zoning   Dividing off ‘utility’ (storage, clothes drying, bins, log store…

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No fashionable home is complete without a houseplant or two. Not only do they look great, but they are great for both your health and the environment. Kirsty McLean of The Garden Design Company Scotland shares how to choose the best house plants for your home… Houseplants reduce carbon dioxide and pump oxygen into the…

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