#LE1036 Jemma's Garden Blueprint

Hello Jemma, your Garden Blueprint is here

I'm Sarah, your garden expert

I've been working in horticulture and landscape design for 15+ years. I loved reviewing your garden and crafting a blueprint for you. If you have any questions, click the icon in the bottom right corner for help.

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Jemma, here's my garden assessment

Expert Review

Rich loamy soil

Your garden’s naturally wet, loamy soil is a fantastic foundation for plant growth. Although it has lower fertility, this soil type retains moisture well, which is beneficial during dry spells.

Well suited to hardy plants

To enhance its fertility, we'll recommend hardy plants that are well-suited to these conditions and suggest organic amendments to boost soil health, ensuring a thriving garden.

Your garden is a good size

Without being too hard to manage. An ideal canvas for a low maintenance garden that adds visual interest.

Blocked sun exposure

Your south-facing garden captures the sun, perfect for plants that flourish with maximum amount of light. However it looks like your rear border might get blocked by your neighbours, blocking the available light in this area.

  • Easy gardening

    Your garden will be designed with ease of maintenance in mind, perfect for a beginner gardener like yourself. We’ll introduce you to simple, robust planting schemes that require minimal upkeep but deliver maximum impact. The use of traditional, hardy plants means less time worrying about plant health and more time enjoying the blossoming view. Plus, we’ll provide you with all the guidance you need to ensure your garden thrives year after year.

  • Natural style

    Your vision of a garden that mimics nature using vibrant colours to create a serene and inviting atmosphere. By using plants that blend seamlessly with the natural environment, we can transform your garden into a tranquil retreat. This design will not only be aesthetically pleasing but also attract local wildlife, making your garden a lively and engaging space.

  • Child and pet safe

    Creating a safe environment for your children and pets is a top priority. We've carefully selected plants that are non-toxic and safe for all family members, allowing everyone to enjoy the garden without worry. This approach not only provides peace of mind but also ensures a harmonious space where nature can flourish alongside your loved ones.

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Tips and design principles

How to create your natural garden

Creating a natural garden style involves mimicking the beauty of nature to blend seamlessly with the environment.

Start by incorporating flowing plantings and diverse native species to foster a relaxed, serene atmosphere. Use organic shapes and natural materials to design spaces that invite you to unwind and enjoy the natural world.

This approach not only enhances your garden's aesthetic but also creates a thriving habitat for local wildlife, turning your garden into a peaceful retreat.

Jemma, I recommend:

Embrace native plants

Tip: Choose a diverse range of native plant species that are well-suited to your local climate and soil conditions.

Why: Native plants thrive in their natural environment, requiring less maintenance and resources. They also provide essential habitats and food sources for local wildlife, promoting biodiversity and creating a balanced ecosystem in your garden.

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Use organic shapes and layouts

Tip: Utilise a design with flowing, organic shapes and meandering pathways to create a natural and inviting space.

Why: Organic shapes mimic the randomness and fluidity found in nature, making the garden feel more harmonious and relaxed. This approach helps to create a seamless transition between your garden and the surrounding landscape, enhancing the overall aesthetic and fostering a sense of tranquillity.

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Integrate natural materials

Tip: Incorporating natural materials such as stone, wood, and mulch into your garden design enhances the natural feel.

Why: Natural materials blend effortlessly with the environment, adding texture and authenticity to your garden. They are often more sustainable and eco-friendly, aligning with the principles of a natural garden style. Using these materials helps to create a cohesive and visually appealing space that invites you to connect with nature.

  • Include personalised garden art

    Tip: Incorporate garden art pieces like handmade sculptures, painted rocks, or custom signs that reflect your personality and style. Why: Personalised garden art adds a unique touch to your natural garden, making it truly your own. These artistic elements can tell your story, evoke emotions, and enhance the visual appeal of your garden, making it a more inviting and personal space.

  • Create intimate seating areas

    Tip: Design cozy seating nooks with natural materials like wooden benches or stone seating, surrounded by lush plantings and shaded by trees or tall shrubs. Why: Intimate seating areas provide a perfect spot for relaxation and contemplation, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the tranquility of your natural garden. These personalised spaces invite you to unwind and enjoy the beauty of your surroundings in comfort and peace.

  • Add wildlife-friendly features

    Tip: Integrate elements such as bird feeders, butterfly houses, and small water features to attract and support local wildlife. Why: Adding wildlife-friendly features not only enhances the ecological value of your garden but also brings dynamic and engaging elements to your outdoor space. Watching birds, butterflies, and other wildlife can provide endless enjoyment and a deeper connection to nature, making your garden feel more alive and vibrant.

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  • Skill Level


  • Plants

    x 19

  • Season

    All Year Round

  • Colours

    Pink, Green & Autumnal hints

  • Safe

    Whole Family

  • Guarantee

    5 Years

  • Value

    Worth £404*

  • Finest plants

    4.8 ★★★★★
  • ✔️ Works in sunny and shady conditions

    This selection is tailored to thrive in part sun conditions, ensuring that each plant will perform well even if buildings at the rear of your garden create some shade.

  • ✔️ Fits into multi-functional plan

    Your first curved border creates an initial garden zone; with the soft curves adding to a cozy feel for relaxing.

  • ✔️ Made for family and pets

    Firstly, every plant I’ve chosen are non-toxic. Also, I’ve used some strategic plant placement to make delicate plants less accessible to your pets, away from the front of your border.

  • ✔️ Designed to work with your garden shape

    I've chosen three rows of plants in your border, making it seem larger and full of character.

  • ✔️ Roadmap to your ideal garden

    I've designed your plan so you can start with one 19 plant border to gain confidence, and it will still have a big impact, before adding more features.

  • ✔️ Plants chosen to thrive

    My favourite part of your bespoke design is making sure every plant is perfect for your garden, suited to your loamy soil, sun and shade, and easy-care. No faff.

Now Unlock Your Dream Garden

Jemma, effortlessly bring your Garden Blueprint to life. Choose from three personalised ways to transform your garden:

  • 5 x

    Damp-loving ferns

  • 3 x

    Easy-to-grow perennials

  • 3 x

    Neat and bold foliage

  • 5 x

    Nectar and pollen creating plants

  • 3 x

    safe and pretty flowering plants

  • 1 x

    Biodegradable Plant-by-Numbers

  • 1 x

    Simple Planting Guide

  • Included

    Easy Plant Care & Advice

  • 1 x bag

    Organic Fertiliser

  • ...

    and some surprises!

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