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Advise: Hostas are one of the best foliage plants for light to medium shade and are deservedly popular. These resilient and easy-to-grow plants are available in a wide range of leaf colours, sizes and shapes, and are also valued for their flowers, which are often fragrant. Both flowers and foliage are as favoured by the flower arranger as the gardener.

Hostas - lots of varieties. Divide between autumn and mid spring using sharp spade or old kitchen knife

We created a bubble fountain with lighting . The small bubble fountain added the pleasing sound of trickling water

We created a bubble fountain with lighting . The small bubble fountain added the pleasing sound of trickling water

By London garden designer Charlotte Rowe. The owners of this tiny little courtyard in West London wanted to make their outside space work harder for them as an extension to the house and they also wanted a 'WOW' factor.

A series of fitted benches built of hardwood, and a corner water feature; we designed a polished poured concrete floor with the aggregate revealed to create an interesting textured sparkling floor by designer Charlotte Rowe

Limited space doesn't mean you can't make your garden kid-friendly. Even a small patio, balcony or deck can have room for a small pond in a pot. Find out how to create one in this article . Just remember that small children need to be supervised at all times, even around a small water feature like this one.

If you have a small yard, you may think that you have no space for a water feature, but there is no need to miss out on the aesthetic and wildlife benefits that a pond can bring. HGTV Gardens has these tips for planting a pond in a pot.

Make it Wonderful with Water: Use a fountain to soften the noise of a busy street or to create a pleasant background sound. It's easy to add a water feature to your deck. Tuck small fountains in corners where they'll be out of the way or use a bigger, bolder piece as a dramatic focal point.

Water fountain to soften the noise of a street or create pleasant background sound. Put small fountains in corners where they'll be out of the way or use bigger, bolder piece as a dramatic focal point.

Contemporary Fountain

Have a small space? Make a big impact with a compact water feature. A recirculating fountain made from a stone sphere, slate chips, and stone pavers is an elegant yet easy-to-create addition suitable to any outdoor living area. around the patio