A path can transform a garden, however small. From sunken to raised to meandering – using sand, bricks or concrete – there’s one to suit every patch.

“Pathways are the Cinderellas of the garden world, trodden underfoot, taken for granted and regularly overlooked. But as any fairy godmother will tell you, their potential beauty knows no bounds. Rather than thinking of paths as simply a means of getting from A to B, perhaps it’s time we gave them a chance to shine.

“One way is to lose your inner ugly stepsister and stop being quite so mean. If you want a path to seem inviting, try giving it some width – 1.2 metres is the magic measurement for allowing two people to walk side-by-side. However, plants have a habit of flopping on to pathways, so it’s wise to leave a little extra room.”

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