GW on design
I was disappointed with last nights Gardeners World. I like Joe Swift’s style of presentation but I thought he had an impossible task explaining about garden design in 30 minutes. I think it would have been better if he had shown how each of the 6 elements had been achieved in everyday gardens.
I was surprised though at my reaction to the last minimilist garden. I am a plantaholic and love growing plants from seeds so a minimalist garden would not be for me but I thought the last garden was beautiful and I can imagine that it is very serene. I loved the massed Box balls. This has got me thinking. Particularly as I also like one of the S African gardens in Monty’s AWin 80 gardens where the owners had used strong topiary and hedging. I dont think I will ever be able to achieve anything like these gardens in my own but its nice to be made to think and consider other styles