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Once you’ve understood the different types of plant and what they can do, you can tackle the job of putting them all together in a garden - working out which ones will look best where, and how they will complement each other.

There are lots of different planting styles, from cottage gardens to prairie gardens, tropical borders to bog gardens. And there are ways to use shapes, textures and colours to create different effects. Soft pastels or vibrant shades?

The choice is yours. This module shows you how plants can work for you.

Alan Titchmarsh

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3. Planting schemes and themes

Planting styles
Combining plants
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