Jimi Blake teaches you how to use planting design to create colourful gardens throughout the year.
Taught from his famous Hunting Brook Gardens in Ireland Jimi will look at which colourful plants can bridge the gap from spring to summer.
You’ll learn how to create an exotic garden even in a cool climate, how to create a sand garden (and which plants to include) and how to combine plants for maximum impact.
In the second course in the collection Jimi will look at dahlias and salvias, how to bridge the seasons between summer and autumn, using leaves and foliage and how to plan your garden for next year.
As you learn you'll be planning your garden with Jimi - working out how to fill gaps, create colour, change areas of your garden to create more interest.
Jimi will discuss some of his favourite plants and how they serve different purposes in different areas of the garden.
- how to take a critical look at your garden
- how to use plants in different areas
- how to use plants to create colour and interest throughout the year
- which plants to use where
- recommended plants
- how to keep plants safe over winter
- how to propagate plants
- when to cut plants down
- how to build borders
- create a sand garden
- how to make your garden look more exotic
- how to extend the colour of summer from spring to autumn
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