A New Year and a New Garden

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As we start making our way to Spring now is the time to start planning for the garden. A new garden design, the landscaping and planting all takes time and often it is left too late for the garden to be finished in time for the first of this years sunshine. It may seem a long way off, we’ve been …

Front Garden Design

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Your front garden design  is the first impression visitors will see when making a visit to your home. It is the last thing you see when leaving for work and the welcome to your home  when returning. In the urban environment a front garden tends to be a small space. Often, with a terraced house this space can be as little as 10-20 square metres. …

Garden Design for 2015? Book your consultation here

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Now is the perfect time to start calling round and getting quotations for your garden redesign. Spring may seem a long way off, especially with the current  dreadful weather outside but in design terms it is not far away at all. Garden design is a process which takes time. The average redesign drawing can take up to 4 weeks to produce. Only …

They said it couldn’t be done…..

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From Titchmarsh to the Don, the landscapers and pretty much the whole of the world wide web said you can not use ivy against any thing other than a wall! Well didn't I prove that wrong? It's not a wall, it is growing up  bespoke steel trellis I had made to create a partition wall in the garden between areas. ...

Planting for Winter Interest

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When planting up a garden careful thought needs to be given as to how things will look in the winter. All too often, too much emphasis is given to summer interest planting, without any thought to the garden in the winter months. If the garden is planted without any structure, colour or form then come winter all that is going to ...

Garden Design and Landscaping project in Richmond

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One of this years projects was a medium sized garden redesign in Richmond Upon Thames. The garden was divided into several different areas of enjoyment. Formal seating area Sofa area for log fires Morning coffee seating area Large water feature, lawn and dog house Click here if you wish to read more about this Richmond Garden Design 

Keep off the lawn!

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October is the best month to carry out Autumn lawn maintenance and prepare the grass for the coming winter months. The work put in now pays real dividends the coming spring. Feeding, scarifying, top dressing and over seeding are all tasks that ideally should be completed by November if you wish to kick into  spring with a growing, green, lush lawn. …

Like a scene from the Serengeti

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Bit off topic but thought I’d share a picture taken today of the deer cooling off in Richmond Park. I’ve signed up for the 30 mile SkyRide this weekend, I am hoping they are willing to share the brook once I finish !

Pleached Trees for Screening

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Pleached trees are a great way to create privacy in your garden, whether it is hiding an unsightly building or from over looking neighbours pleached trees are definitely a great way of creating that screen that may be needed. Otherwise known as a "hedge on stilts" a pleached tree is a clear stem tree ie no branches coming off the ...

Stunning Equisetum hyemale

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If you have been doing the rounds of show gardens this year you may of noticed the use of Equisetum hyemale. I used this plant in abundance at my Grand Designs show garden last year (perhaps I'm a trend setter, not a follower). It is a stunning evergreen plant that likes to be kept wet and is 'very'  happy to ...