Author Archives: Rachel

Good Garden Advice for Selling your Home – part 3

Good Garden Advice for Selling your Home – part 3 Creating a more interesting garden – cheaply!   OK, you are trying to sell your home and you think the garden is looking a little dull and uninteresting – it won’t stop you selling your home, but it won’t help to encourage a buyer to buy either! How to make your garden more interesting…

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Good Garden Advice for Selling your Home – part 2

Good Garden Advice for Selling your Home – part 2 Making your garden fences less obvious!   Most gardens have fences but all too often when you view a garden all you see is fence, fence and more fence.  Also, many gardens are planted with borders centrifuged around the edges, which only emphasises the fences and won’t make your garden an

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Good Garden Advice for Selling your Home – part 1

Good Garden Advice for Selling your Home – part 1 Does your garden help to sell your home?   Look out of a window at your garden, shut your eyes, then open them again…what is the first thing to catch your eye..   If it’s something really pretty, eyecatching or interesting that’s great… but what if it’s not?  More importantly what will

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How your garden helps sell your home – Speedy Spruce Up!

How your garden helps to sell your home   Look out of the window to your garden, shut your eyes, then open them again…what is the first thing to catch your eye..   If it’s something really pretty, eyecatching or interesting that’s great… but what if it’s not?  What will your prospective buyers see?   Getting your garden to work for

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What to do with the bins!

Tips for Small Garden Design: Bins.   Bins, we all have them, but in a small garden how can you spend time enjoying your garden without the wheelie bins on show! Not the prettiest sight are they, but you can hide them. However rather than thinking of simply hiding the bins….think of something to look at that will ALSO hide the

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What does your front garden say about you?

Small Garden Design: Make your front door a really welcoming entrance      We believe that everyone can have a lovely garden even if you can’t afford to spend very much. We have always tried to show you how you can achieve a gorgeous garden with only a small amount of effort and having only spent what you can easily

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Narrow Alleys and Courtyards

Small Garden Design: Don’t stuff your narrow bits with clutter!   Alleyways and narrow gardens are always a little tricky to garden. Two reasons, they are narrow, so too much stuff and it looks cluttered and usually they are in deep shade so don’t see much sun or rain for that matter. So what to do.   Take this drawing of a

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Heads, shoulders, knees and toes

Small Garden Design: Don’t start at the bottom! He’s a bit dapper and makes quite an impression, but what part are you looking at, all of him?   just this bit……or only this little bit? OK, just so you don’t think I have completely lost the plot, there is a point to this.   I’ll bet you are more impressed

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Fabulous Front Gardens

Small Garden Design: What does your garden say about you?     What do visitors think when they wander up your drive?  Do they think what you would like them to think about you.   I bet you have really thought about the decoration in your home, what colour the walls are what furniture you have, but but the first

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