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Don’t Overlook Hedges in Garden Design

Posted by on Jul 11, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Don’t Overlook Hedges in Garden Design

When planning a new garden design, hedges are rarely the top priority. In comparison to mapping out areas of lawn and path, planning the planting of diverse and colourful borders, or selecting specimen plants or features to attract the eye, hedges lack excitement. They can however serve a variety of purposes in the garden design. If you are rethinking the layout of your outdoor space, it is important to consider how hedges could add structure to the layout. No matter whether you are opting for a formal, cottage, wildlife friendly or family garden, hedges help to create form, direct the eye,...

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Summer in the Garden

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

The summer months are the time when all of your hard work really pays off. The time and effort dedicated to digging and weeding, the planting and watering and the carefully selected plants all becomes worthwhile as the garden is alive with colour, scent and foliage. With long days and warm evenings the summer months provide plenty of opportunity to get out and enjoy the garden at its best. You can delight at the full borders, tuck into the freshly ripened crops of strawberries and watch bees, birds and butterflies as they make the most of nature’s harvest. The summer months also provide the...

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Preparing Your Garden for Winter

Posted by on Apr 4, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

At this time of year, many people are delighting at the colourful signs of spring. The sparse garden is beginning to fill out and seedlings are beginning to sprout.  Whilst it is typical to start planning the blooms that will add beauty to their garden in summer, it can also be a good time to consider a longer term view. If your garden looked bare and unloved through the winter months, now can be a good time of year to consider changes that could transform it next winter. With the image of this year’s borders in your mind, you will be well equipped to start planning which areas of the garden...

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How Fencing Can Create a More Inspiring Garden

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

After a mild winter, the first buds of spring could be seen poking through the soil by the end of January. The vibrant yellow of those first crocuses, daffodils and primroses act as a ray of light. They offer a delightful sign that winter is over and the longer days are upon us. If we are keen to get out in the garden, it can be tempting to start clearing and planting on the first warm day of the year. Whilst a good tidy up in the garden can provide almost instant improvements to the look of our outdoor space and the fresh air certainly gives us a boost, it is better not to get too carried...

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What Makes a Beautiful Garden

Posted by on Feb 9, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

‘Variety is the spice of Life’ this popular saying is as relevant in garden planning as it is in any other area of life. In order to appreciate individual items in the garden, we need contrast. Areas of greenery allow beautifully coloured blooms to take the spotlight, but if the same flowers were positioned in a bed full of colour their individual impact is reduced. Equally geometric features can provide the perfect balance to natural planting and structural forms can offer height and interest to the overall design. Trees Trees are an obvious choice for adding height and structure to an open...

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Establishing Boundaries in Your Garden

Posted by on Jan 5, 2016 in Blog | 1 comment

The winter months are dormant in the garden and as we look out of the window, we are typically greeted by brown borders, bare branches and a few forlorn shrubs. This is not a time to enjoy pottering amongst scented blooms, delicate petals or ripening produce. Having said this the winter months do provide the ideal opportunity to take on some hard landscaping. With little foliage to block the way, it is easier to access pathways, fences and patios for repairs or the removal of the old and installation of replacements. Is it time to change a gate way, paint a pergola or build a wall to create...

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