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THE NEXT SERIES OF THE PLOTTING SHED WILL BEGIN AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER - enjoy your summer break (we will!) Welcome to 'The Plotting Shed' garden advice for those who'd love a gorgeous garden, but don't know how! We want to make gardening fun, interesting and enjoyable - gardening should not be a chore! Each podcast covers an aspect to gardening or design or is about something we think you'd like to know. All the podcast topics can also be found on our website PlantPlots.com. PLUS - Read our amazing book "I Want to Like my Garden" by Rachel McCartain available now on Amazon books. We'd also love you to tell us what you think too - just email rachel@plantplots.com. You can also make a donation to help us make more and better podcasts too - our thanks if you have. Thanks for listening. PlantPlots.com

The Plotting Shed Rachel McCartain

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THE NEXT SERIES OF THE PLOTTING SHED WILL BEGIN AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER - enjoy your summer break (we will!) Welcome to 'The Plotting Shed' garden advice for those who'd love a gorgeous garden, but don't know how! We want to make gardening fun, interesting and enjoyable - gardening should not be a chore! Each podcast covers an aspect to gardening or design or is about something we think you'd like to know. All the podcast topics can also be found on our website PlantPlots.com. PLUS - Read our amazing book "I Want to Like my Garden" by Rachel McCartain available now on Amazon books. We'd also love you to tell us what you think too - just email rachel@plantplots.com. You can also make a donation to help us make more and better podcasts too - our thanks if you have. Thanks for listening. PlantPlots.com

    A Word about Weeds!

    A Word about Weeds!

    Well this is the last episode in the current series. Rachel will be back at the end of September- just as you are ready to get back into the garden and make it ready for winter.

    This week - weeds, and why we all need to think again. Is it a Pain, Prolific or cause you a Problem., if none of the above, then why not adopt a new approach and allow Nature to underplant your garden.

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    P.s send youe pictures on your lawn art to rachel@plantplots.com or upload to our facebook page.

    Enjoy the summer and enjoy your garden
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    How can you take stop the world 'outside' ruining your enjoyment of the garden

    How can you take stop the world 'outside' ruining your enjoyment of the garden

    Unless you are incredibly wealthy and live in a large home surrounded by countryside - you own; most of us share our gardens with the neighbours.
    We have road noise, pollution ugly views and privacy issues.

    So how can you create a garden that feels like your escape fro mthe outside world. A space that allows you to lose the noise and focus on just the greenery around you. 

    It's not impossible with a little thought, as Rachel will explain.

    How to  design a Front Garden
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    How to make a garden when if its a really weird or wonky shaped space

    How to make a garden when if its a really weird or wonky shaped space

    Garden design used to be easier when gardens were more orderer shapes. You could copy what the neighbours had done, or look in books or magazines for ideas on design. But modern gardens can be all sorts of shapes and sizes, which makes it harde to design.

    There are a few simple tips to follow for internal corners (Fill) and external corners (Wrap) - if you want ot know more - just tune in an listen.

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    What is Shade and how does it affect your Garden?

    What is Shade and how does it affect your Garden?

    You might think shade is just a place the sun doesn't shine on - but in terms of gardening know-how, shade is a little more nuanced!

    This weeks episode is about how shade affects the plants in the garden, and what you can do to make sure the dull bits in your garden shine and thrive.

    Oh and you'll find out what Cholophyll A's favourite 2 colours are!

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    Garden Design Tips for Gardens that aren't flat.

    Garden Design Tips for Gardens that aren't flat.

    Did you know there are 3 types of slopes:
    Up SlopesDown Slopes and Side SlopesEach presents a different challenge in a garden. Should you terrace,  and how would you plant a garden that isn't flat?
     
    Listen in  it could save you time money and a lot of un-needed effort.

    PlantPlots.com : Simple Practical and Affordable Garden Deisgn advice for every garden - even wonky ones!
    Dealing with sloping gardens : Simple Design for a small sloping garden : Planning Tips for Sloping Gardens
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    How to make long narrow gardens feel wider than they are

    How to make long narrow gardens feel wider than they are

    This week what are the problems associated with narrow gardens. These can be narrow alley type spaces in city environments or the traditional long gardens often found in  older terrace housing.

    There are a few design tricks you can use to make either space feel like a bigger wider and more interesting space

    Narrow side alleys
    Long thin garden design and narrow spaces
    Garden Design Gallery

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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Priyasmum ,

Was better with just you

The new host is not adding anything useful . She’s quite depressing to listen to.

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