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Garden shade ideas: Simple design and planting tips

Garden shade ideas provide a wonderful opportunity to shelter from the glaring sun, create privacy in the garden, and plant unusual flora and fauna.

While they may present many unwanted challenges, the design possibilities to get creative with a shade garden are endless.

Think about a shaded spot as a multi-sensory experience of sight, sound and scent. Trickling water or swaying grass will feel cooling, while foliage is good at absorbing heat.

Our solutions for creating shade in a range of garden ideas will make an outdoor dining or seating area a pleasure to use on the bright days of

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10 designs to transform a long plot |

These narrow garden ideas will help you turn a slim outdoor space into a ‘garden room’ you will love for years to come. 

If you have, or have ever had, a long, slender garden, then you’ll be more than aware of the tricky task of finding garden ideas that make it look wider than it actually is, while desperately trying to ensure every corner looks pretty yet functional. 

Narrow garden ideas

Never fear – with these clever, small garden ideas and tricks of the trade, there are tons of ways to help turn that awkward, narrow garden into something the

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