Unity of the landscape and location
Look too at the architecture of your house, the material used to build it or, the views of the landscape beyond all can be used to unify your garden design. Use whatever colours, shapes and forms you see around you and repeat them. Even the most unpromising prospects can be used to good effect.
Dungeness B nuclear power station in Kent.
Against this backdrop, with ranks of pylons and the bleak expanse of shingle stretching into the distance, the garden of the artist and film director, Derek Jarman, mimics with tall, upright pieces of driftwood, the pylons on the horizon.
Just as a garden design that has too much variety appears busy and confused, too much unity is boring. The garden designer’s job is to find that perfect balance between the two.