Creating a successful planting scheme, is based on the exactly the same principles which determine the success or otherwise of an interior home design, a sculpture, a painting or the outfit to be worn for a social event. A person who knows how to dress, should theoretically, be able to “dress” the garden well too.However, it’s very common to find people whose home is a model, and yet for some reason, when it comes to the garden, seem to jettison their more finely tuned instincts and even design knowledge, in favor of the “anything goes” attitude.The more disciplined the approach, the likelier the chance of achieving a balanced, harmonious, intriguing garden composition. This means as with dress or designing a sitting room, that the number of different type of elements – in the case of the garden – plants, should be relatively restricted.Many of the world’s great gardens were formerly .