We use cookies on this website. To use the website as intended please accept cookies.

Saturday July 02 , 2022

Blue Daisy Blog

Blue Daisy blog written by Nicki Jackson & Jules Clark - for news, views, garden design, gardening and plant observations and thoughts.

Subscribe to this list via RSS Blog posts tagged in movement in the garden

Using Plants to Create Movement in your Garden

Posted by on in Garden Design

plants-for-movementOne of the questions I get asked the most is ‘how can I make my garden more interesting’ and there are a few elements to consider for example form, texture and colour but here we are looking at movement.  What is important to remember is it really doesn’t matter whether you have a small urban garden or a big estate the same design principles can be applied albeit in different quantities.

Quite a few gardens that I visit often appear static, with plants that look as though they have been placed like ornaments, rather than contributing to the ambience and dynamism of the garden.  

Movement doesn’t have to be drastic though it can be a subtle addition to the space you are trying to create. 

Continue reading
Hits: 24651 0 Comments
0

Garden Design Quick Tip: Movement

Posted by on in Garden Design

grasses2Quite often I am asked the question ‘how can I make my garden more interesting’ and movement is one element of good garden design that often gets overlooked.  It is just as important as all the other elements, not only does it create a feel, an ambience, but also added interest.   Movement doesn’t have to be dramatic or exciting it can be soft, understated and subtle and each person can have their own take on what movement in the garden means.

It can be incorporating moving water, for instance, which shimmers and sparkles in the light but also adding that refreshing trickling sound as it moves, creating a mood.  The sound of movement often adds that extra layer that works and plays on the senses too - not only trickling water but rustling leaves, swishing grasses and other 'movement sounds' all play their part.

Navigating around a garden can also be what some people define movement to be, how to create journeys so you interact and move through the garden.  Paths are great elements for this but care must be taken with the dimensions of them and their exact purpose, adding a path as an afterthought can often look out of place.  

Incorporating plants that move gently in the breeze and give that extra vertical lift can really make them stand out from their more static counterparts.  Ornamental grasses are great for adding movement as their habits are quite different and there are some that offer good all year round interest of both foliage and seed heads which last right into winter.

Hits: 5667 0 Comments
0

Blog Categories

Tag Cloud

June garden Snowdrops Kew Gardens November garden Stoneleigh Chris Beardshaw Jekka McVicar spring bulbs watering winter garden structure April garden water blue sound in the garden Urban Heat Island rainwater harvesting Laurel September garden NSALG December garden herbaceous borders drought Blue Daisy hard landscaping Selfridges Roof Garden Alan Titchmarsh grow your own Toby Buckland October garden Nicki Jackson doddington hall Moss Bank Park garden hydroponic Urban Heat Island Effect Hidcote front garden productive garden Winter shrubs summer garden Malvern Spring Show Spring shrubs Birmingham Library recycled materials edible garden show kitchen garden January garden pollinating insects Hosta patio plants Seed sowing acer Horticulturalist wildlife pollinators cyclamen Stone Lane Gardens plant pots HNC Phyllostachys nigra Kelmarsh Hall Taxus sunflowers eco-friendly rosemary timber Ashwood Nurseries Greenhouse RHS Chelsea Geranium unity RHS Tatton Park pond Briza maxima wild flowers basil colour in your garden topiary Joseph Banks RHS roof garden house plants career in horticulture alpines Garden Planning Carol Klein Rachel de Thame women and work award Alys Fowler composting CorTen steel Berginia Capability Brown Echinacea cottage garden lawn care planning your garden stonemarket legacy gift Shrubs elm Great British Garden Revival Highgrove saving water terracota Cambridge botanical garden Charlie Dimmock Horticultural New York Highline ash contemporary twitter roof gardens Buxus gardening on tv Euphorbia RHS Hampton Court ha ha Perennial Acuba kerb-side appeal water feature Horticulture Crocus garden design trends James Wong Floating Paradise Gardens of London water conservation Mrs Loudon winner poppies Lawrence Johnston Chelsea Flower Show Prince Harry Absorb pollution ornamental grasses Joanna Lumley Narcissus Herb garden garden design Berberis garden advice at home Cut flowers vertical garden grey water Bamboo autumn garden Events & Shows birch Decking GYO May garden Fleece Futurescape heatwave bees hosepipe bulb display February bulbs Daffodils garden design tip garden focal points March garden scented shrubs Chelsea Physic Garden Coastal plants sorbus Joe Swift deer Wildflowers paving water butt rock gardens Trees rococo Glasshouse National Trust Herb February garden John Massey sweat peas courtyard movement in the garden herbs Kensington Roof Garden Ilex show gardens Wisley form RHS Malvern Monty Don BBC July garden build Malvern Hills London Levens Hall Cloches Cosmos astrosanguineus CorTen green spaces Matt James August garden National Gardening Week reclaimed materials Achillea Sophie Raworth pests garden room watering can Lantra snow cottage gardens Tom Hart-Dyke HTA traditional style spring garden repetition gravel Gardeners World surfaces

Welcome to Blue Daisy Blog



Our Promise

promiseWe work hard to keep our customers happy.  We work to a voluntary customer charter.

Peace of Mind

simplybusinessWe take our responsibilities seriously so we're insured through Simply Business.

Click on the logo for our Garden Design insurance details. For Gardening details see our gardening services page.

Proud Members Of...

landscapejuicen... The Landscape Juice Network where we interact with other professional gardeners, designers and landscapers.