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The Plant Design Formula course will teach you the art of plant combining so you can create borders that look great all year round.
Learn to be a plant whisperer! If you know what to look for, the majority of plants will tell you what conditions they require, just by looking at their leaves.
The vital first step to any design is an accurate base plan. *Please note this course does come as a free bonus with all our design courses listed above.
Espalier, fan and cordon-trained trees are a great option for narrow borders. Flat against the wall, they take up little room but can provide foliage, flowers and fruit. Trees to train in this way include apples, pears, apricots and peaches.
Bearded iris take up very little room and will thrive in a hot, sunny border. There are bearded irises in just about every colour, too, so they can be slotted in to suit lots of different garden colour schemes.
Libertias are elegant perennials with strappy, grass-like foliage and airy stems bearing white flowers. Libertia chilensis is one of the most popular species to grow, enjoying a sunny spot and moist, well-drained soil.ntinental style is thought to be a more graceful way of eating, but it does take practice.
The pot-in-a-pot method is one which you can use to solve a whole lot of gardening problems. It’s excellent for flexible gardening (you can move things around with ease, without upsetting the plants nearly as much—great if you are experimenting with light conditions and such), and perfect if you have sand, coral rock, or encroaching roots in your garden.
That’s right, no concrete blocks, just concrete. This is an immensely cool and creative project where you create the concrete planters from scratch using plastic containers as moulds.
At the garden shop, you have probably seen cute painted river rocks with sayings on them. What’s even better? Garden stones you paint yourself. You just need some flattened river rocks and some paint and markers.
When it comes to veggies, freshness is key, and what’s more fresh than growing your own?
Flex your green fingers with our horticulture courses. Horticulture is an exceptionally diverse industry with careers from landscape gardening and construction, to arboriculture, design, and architecture. It is an evolving area for employment with exciting new technology.