Je n ny’s top design tips
1 Larger areas make more of an impact visually, so avoid having lots of small, fiddly beds. 2 Use small-flowered clematis and plant them deeply, so the soil level in the pot is 10cm (4in) below the ground. Keep them very well watered. 3 Try to have some water in your garden because it a racts a lot of wildlife and creates a serene atmosphere, so place a seat nearby. 4 For an informal co age look, paths are important. Straight brick paths work well and add structure in winter. Gravel’s best for curving paths. 5 The best autumn colour comes from shrubs and trees. They help shelter perennials and bulbs in winter and also drain the soil. 6 Always use blue flowers in your garden. They look stunning in evening light. It’s also good with white and yellow.