Top Garden Landscaping Trends 2016

From minimal green grasses that gardens use to be, they have come a long way. Depending on the family and how old they are and what interests they have. Young families will likely have to of filled the space with kids toys and play sets. While those with more mature families seek extra living space from pergolas for long summer days that come around every year.

Garden Plants

clematis-1424855_640 For those who are interested in gardening this year has been all about three things, indigenous plants, low maintenance landscapes and food. Indigenous plants support local environment and wildlife, local birds and bees. These plants will suit the soil whether that’s solid and clay like or dry and dusty. Whatever the idea it seems to flow with the low maintenance idea. These are those that can manage themselves relatively unattended. This easy care type garden goes hand in hand with robust garden furniture and play equipment that also needing virtually no assistance, stains or preservatives. This is where our range of cedar wood products comes into its own. You never have to stain them, unless you really want to. We can provide you with colour match wood stain for most of our range of garden furniture, climbing frames and children’s playhouses.

The bonus is you don’t have to move them and disturb your natural garden space. The final big garden trend that looks to take hold is the growing your own fruit and veg, while this has never gone away from the allotments heydey now we see lots more people giving this ago in their own back garden.

Plant For Soil Types


Plants For Dry Soil

Plants For Clay Soil

  • Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus)
  • Malus × robusta ‘Red Sentinel’ AGM
  • Pyrus salicifolius ‘Pendula’ AGM
  • Ribes sanguineum ‘Pulborough Scarlet’ AGM
  • Philadelphus species and varieties
  • Magnolia stellata
  • Sambucus species and varieties
  • Viburnum plicatum ‘Lanarth’
  • Cornus alba ‘Sibirica’
  • Betula nigra ‘Cully’ AGM (syn. ‘Heritage’)
  • Lavandula x intermedia ‘Grosso’
  • Lychnis ‘Hill Grounds’
  • Sedum telephium (Atropurpureum Group) ‘Purple Emperor
  • Penstemon ‘Andenken an Friedrich Hahn’
  • Achillea ‘Moonshine’
  • Eryngium giganteum AGM
  • Origanum laevigatum ‘Herrenhausen’
  • Pennisetum orientale ‘Karley Rose’
  • Anthemis tinctoria ‘Sauce Hollandaise’
  • Salvia microphylla ‘Wild Watermelon’


Garden Structures

Large Garden Room-smimageOthers top trends that are on the way include garden furniture that really stands out, pergolas look set to find a way into large gardens with space and smaller areas that provide a space to bring families together in a cosy area. This in a busy world can create a tech-free zone outside in your garden.

Garden fencing has always been used to define boundaries of properties, but increasingly small fences will set apart play areas or plants that perhaps won’t appreciate a ball being kicked into them. Or making a pool or pond that little bit safer when a newborn or young child enters a family so they can only get to it supervised. In addition to these will be gates and arbours that will clearly mark the entry points to these attractions in your garden.

Sheds have always been popular, but they are changing and people use them for so much more than merely a work area or for garden tools. Now they can be home offices or gyms.