By Kim Charles

Paul Cartwright of Cardiff, Wales shares his eclectic mix of garden styles.

"My garden is located on the very edge of Cardiff, the capital of Wales, UK, close to the iconic Castell Coch (Red Castle). I have been here 5 years, beginning with lots of gravel and overgrown brambles, and transforming it to what it is today - an eclectic mix of as many plants as I have managed to include. I am addicted to plants and love a wide range of garden styles. With a plot 35 metres by 10 metres, my challenge has been to fit them all in without creating a disjointed mess. I hope I have created sufficient transition between each of the small areas so that on a journey through the garden you can enjoy at least a flavour of woodland, Mediterranean, cottage, formal, Japanese and alpine planting. I just didn't want to leave anything out!"

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