A great tip from Andrea at Heavy Petal for those who are garden design challenged. Garden Planner looks like some great software to help you set out your garden design.

This site offers a demo online version of the software package they sell for US$19.95. The demo version allows you to play around with some ideas, adding and subtracting different elements so that you can get a feel for the software before buying it.

It doesn’t allow you to save your creations so don’t spend too much time trying to work out the detail but it does give you a good trial of what the software can do. It looks incredibly user friendly and for the price is certainly within reach of even the most amateur gardener.