As well as no dig methods, wildflower meadows and following organic principles to nurture soil health, Kim foresees an uptake in polyculture methods, or ‘free planting,’ as she calls it. This is a super low maintenance form of mixed planting which requires no pesticides or netting and is great for biodiversity. “Smaller gardens can serve multiple functions with a clever use of space.
John Davies incorporated hydroponic walls into the roof and basement gardens of this office building in London. A mix of flowering shrubs and perennials, such as buddleia and fuschia, complements the evergreen planting framework and creates a year-round effect with seasonal colour. For smaller courtyards and patios, go for folding furniture, or bench seating that can be tucked under a dining table when not in use. L-shaped sofas can be surprisingly compact, while larger spaces can take full-on seating sets, with matching chairs, sofas and tables, sun … Read More