I say 'plans' very loosely however because I'm one of those gardeners where 'plans' never make it to paper - they're all stored in my head or occasionally in the form of images on my computer.
I have never worked from a formal plan which is probably why my gardens are areas scattered over about 1 acre (3 more to use up) and have no flow between them.
It's annoying this no plan gardening but I could not do it any other way.
Don't get me wrong I am an able artist so the drawing wouldn't be an issue but my brain just doesn't work in that manner, I couldn't work from a planned drawing in front of me, I simply wouldn't be able to 'see' it. However I can work from a plan in my head and can imagine the finished look., strange huh!
Transferring that design and image to other helpers can be a bit of a problem though especially as I have a tendency to change things on a whim, but this is just how I work.
So what kind of planner are you?
Would this be your plan of choice? Perfectly proportioned, showing all your desired plants in glorious colour and every slab and stone shown in position? This would do my head in - too much colour and detail just distracts and confuses IMO.
I'd end up just sitting and staring at it before giving up!
Or maybe you prefer B&W? Have to admit that if I was a planner then this would be my choice. So much easier to see the lines and allows for a bit more alterations than the colour concept.
Although I prefer the B&W I think this one is more likely to be what I would come up with. I just do not have the patience to sit and design, I'd do as quick a job as possible so that I can get out there and do something completely different
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So my garden plans for 2013 are safely stored in my head ready for plenty of tweaking and imagination.
How are your plans going?