homes and gardens

There is a big trend for curves right now and you can pick up on this by combining decking edging design and deck planting ideas. This style looks more organic than the straight lines of square or rectangular decks, fitting more naturally into an unstructured garden shape. Even better if your curved deck is bordered by swathes of soft planting to blur the edges.

‘Shade loving Japanese forest grass and a mixture of evergreen ferns are used in this garden to soften the hard edges of the decking, walls and the areas under the built-in seat,’ explains garden designer Catherine Clancy. 

‘Use mostly evergreen plants, with different shades of green to provide a soft texture around your decking. Grasses provide an extra softness to any planting, and there are plenty of shade loving low-growing grasses to choose from that work well for deck edging ideas like Japanese forest grass Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’, Carex ‘Ice Dance’ and tall moor grass (sesleria autumnalis).’ Sarah Wilson @homesandgardensukfor featuring this blackheath courtyard garden in homes and gardens…. One of my favourites #ferns #deckingideas #shadeplanting#shadesofgreen #builtinseating #treeferns#trochodendronaralioides