Garden designer and BBC Gardeners World presenter Adam Frost on how to redesign your garden. Inspiring and practical ideas from one of the UK’s top garden designers.

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Adam Frost’s top tips for your garden redesign

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  • Political Twinkie

    What an interesting video!  I've made the mistakes of not 'listening to the land', planting impulsively, not considering the long term outcome.  I've changed.  I had to. Now when I am in my garden, my soul seems to rest, and any wildlife that joins me I take as a compliment. Such great advice!  I wished I found your channel sooner than I did.

  • Lovely Greens • Organic Gardening & DIY

    Great tips although I won't be waiting a full year to do anything to the garden. It's funny how green thumbs always give that advice but few of us actually follow it 😉

  • neverlostforwords

    Very interesting tips. Thanks Alexandra. I really like the layers idea. Maybe one can add another layer under the bulbs layer – mulch, fallen leaves or creeping ground covers, for example? They add to the overall landscape.

    Filling gaps with contrasting foliage, as Adam suggests, is a useful way to approach filling gaps. I always find filling gaps difficult because the plants on either side are often capable of filling the gaps in time, through further growth. The garden designer who redesigned our front garden two years ago did not want to fill gaps for that very reason. In fact, she said, "Oh I don't believe in having a stuffed garden" (it sounded quite funny!). She also said that shrubs would grow to meet one another and knit together. However I sometimes found the gaps too stark and filled them anyway, later moving them (or even consigning them to the compost heap, I'm afraid). I think the garden owner has the last say – "to fill, or not to fill". 🙂

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