22 thoughts on “Small Garden Design Ideas on a Budget – tips from top garden designers!

    The Middle-Sized Garden

    (March 23, 2020 - 3:38 pm)

    Having interviewed some wonderful garden designers over the past five years, I wanted to pull together their best tips for saving money on garden design – so I hope you like it. And if you have any good budget-friendly garden design tips, do add them in the comments! Thank you.

    Angela Barker

    (March 23, 2020 - 3:38 pm)

    Very nice!!

    Pam D

    (March 23, 2020 - 3:38 pm)

    Thank you so much! Such valuable information. Would love to find a site on here that deals with walled gardens focusing on roses and clematis…like secret garden style. If you have any recommendations I would greatly appreciate it☺️

    Yulia Shevchenko

    (March 23, 2020 - 3:38 pm)

    Thank you for the video. Really inspiring and comforting begginers at the same time.

    maceyloubrown

    (March 23, 2020 - 3:38 pm)

    Thanks for sharing! I love these videos.🦋

    Ellengin

    (March 23, 2020 - 3:38 pm)

    It’s comforting to know I’m not the only serial plant killer 😜

    Mustang Hill

    (March 23, 2020 - 3:38 pm)

    This video is practical and helpful. Thank you for sharing the many tips.

    Linda Peterson

    (March 23, 2020 - 3:38 pm)

    My goodness, this is one of your top posts. Very likely your best ever. With all of the great advice and connections to many varied sources, one may spend hours following up on each of the interviewed persons.

    Semi-Pro

    (March 23, 2020 - 3:38 pm)

    Wonderful idea about re using old concrete!

    Neldidellavittoria

    (March 23, 2020 - 3:38 pm)

    0:35 What in England is an exotic garden would be quite local here in Buenos Aires, and my idea of exotic is an English cottage garden, lol. Nice video, full of good advice and quite a suprise it came two days before Saturday.

    Natalie Dodson

    (March 23, 2020 - 3:38 pm)

    What a fantastic informative factual video Alexandra as ever. Lots and lots of obvious but perhaps ideas I hadn't thought of. I love learning from other Gardeners. I love the pictures you put up on the video to demonstrate what you mean, such as 'garden themes'. Also it's good to see different designs to help me think about what I do or don't like. I tend to see a cheap plant, like it buy and then think about practicalities later lol. Not always a good idea. I never thought about a theme or even a colour scheme I must admit, that's good advice. I too am frightened by gardening especially as a newbie on a tight budget. I feel such a failure if I kill something but I suppose that's how we all learn. So Thank you very. Take Care Natalie 😀 xx

    NIGEL PERRY

    (March 23, 2020 - 3:38 pm)

    Wow! What a change! Eloquent speaker. No awful background music. Really good tips, and information, conjuring enthusiasm to stop staring at the unloved and wilderness space (we just bought a house that was a holiday home in France, where nothing had been done for 30 years. Talk about stony ground!), and GET on with it!! Thanks very much for your encouragement.

    The Impatient Gardener

    (March 23, 2020 - 3:38 pm)

    I love Adam Frost’s tip. I wouldn’t have thought of that but it makes so much sense.

    ThuyTien Lives

    (March 23, 2020 - 3:38 pm)

    Thanks very much for your helpful tips! I really enjoyed watching this video. The photos of gardens in your video are lovely too. ❤️

    Trudy S. Silva

    (March 23, 2020 - 3:38 pm)

    Appreciate the different aspects in gardening you discuss in your blog. Always looking forward to a new vedio. Thank you very much and best wishes from Sri Lanka.

    Adra Bruzzese

    (March 23, 2020 - 3:38 pm)

    Great video Alexandra! Really liked the tip on naming what you want your garden to be. That is really helpful. Thank you for your lovely videos. Watching from Boston Massachusetts.

    Meredith

    (March 23, 2020 - 3:38 pm)

    I'm not really in charge……I will have to continually remind myself of that, it is very freeing. Of course, I have always felt like the janitor, haha.

    Becky Scheller

    (March 23, 2020 - 3:38 pm)

    Lots of good suggestions.. Especially now that winter is coming ,good time to take nots for next year. Thanks for sharing. Like seeing other designers also.

    Ann-Marie King

    (March 23, 2020 - 3:38 pm)

    An early post … and what wonderful tips! Thanks, Alexandra!

    I have challenged myself to cultivating a curvy, 60ft x 3ft border to break up one side of my boring square lawn so this advice is right on time. As you suggest, I started by establishing a variety of leggy shrubs – with dramatic large flat leaves and conical red blossom sprays – all bought cheap from the discount table of the garden centre. These are spaced fairly evenly along with clumps of ornamental grasses up against my old picket fence which is a well worn but forgiving dark brown. With help from our lawn man I will prepare the beginning garden beds this weekend and start hatching my smaller bushes from cuttings and perennials from seed reusing small pots I retained from earlier planting sessions.

    Since my house is a painted a pale sky blue with white porch millwork I am going with reds, golds, pinks and whites with an occasional pop of purple and blue in terms of my floral colour palette. I am giving myself a full year to realise my vision, but can hardly wait!

    Chris Littebrant

    (March 23, 2020 - 3:38 pm)

    Thank you for the tips, Alexandra. 💖👍🥰 Take care and God Bless, Chris-Raleigh NC

    Blue Bird

    (March 23, 2020 - 3:38 pm)

    Liked this very much. 🏡

    Kathleen Astley

    (March 23, 2020 - 3:38 pm)

    Great information loved it and learned a lot

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