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1. Choose natural materials for privacy screens.

We all need privacy in our gardens, but solid walls can be a little cumbersome, so always try to look for more natural solutions. Bamboo screening, as seen here, can be an absolutely perfect option, as it looks great, doesn't block out too much light and has such a natural feel.

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7 practical tips for creating a perfect garden

What's perfect for one person might be very different from everyone else, but there are a few things that really do make for a gorgeous and well-thought-out garden - and we're going to tell you what those things are, right now! We've taken a look at how professional gardeners seek to make the most of outdoor spaces for their clients, and we think we've found seven elements that are absolutely unquestionable. Come and take a look and see if you agree that these are the facets missing from your garden right now, and have a think about whether they could really finish your space off perfectly!