Sharon Catt from Kibblewhite Gardens
• Initially it is sensible to make a scale drawing of the area marking anything that may influence the layout. This will include the overall dimensions of the space together with any changes of level and the possible location of a sitting out area.
• Note down the movement of the sun throughout the day and direction of prevailing wind as this will add to the basic information needed to work out a feasible plan.
• Consider the microclimate of your garden, your site could be fairly sheltered if you are surrounded by tall buildings on all sides. On the other hand these could create excessively shady conditions, all of which needs to be considered when selecting your choice of plants.
• Space permitting you may feel inclined to try some specialized or experimental planting which is one of the attractions of a small garden.
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