“Struggling with a tiny front yard full of bins? Designer Dawn Isaac offers her solution with a cut-out-and-keep plan for the classic Victorian terrace.

“The angles of this bed are designed to echo those of the bay window, tying garden and house together.  Planting an evergreen shrub such as camelia or ceanothus, provides some privacy, while the deep side bed gives space for lush, low-maintenance planting, and year-round interest.

“Moving the gate towards the centre of the front wall and doing away with the traditional straight path creates new planting and storage areas to either side. Note that the front gate opens away from the storage area, allowing bins to be moved out with ease.”