Garden Problems – Misbehaving Gardens!

Garden Problems: Is your garden misbehaving itself and how can you sort it out?   Much as we’d all love one of these….   Most of us usually end up with something more like this… So what can you do to get your garden behaving itself? We all have garden problems, even Monty Don and Alan Titchmarsh will have had many, but not

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Make your garden look like a Chelsea Show Garden

Chelsea Show Garden  Want one of these? But have one of these…. In my previous post on Chelsea show gardens, we looked at why it will be nigh on impossible to recreate a show garden at home but that we could take on board bits of the gardens to create a bit more glamour at home.

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Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Can you make a Chelsea Flower Show Garden at home?     It’s show season & the horticultural world is gearing up for the biggest & most prestigious of all…. Chelsea Flower Show 2016.   We, as ‘garden mortals’, are going to look on in wonder at the ability of the professional horticulturalists and garden designers to produce the most amazing and utterly

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Mini-Makeovers :- Garden Ideas for Tiny Back Yards

Garden Ideas: Tiny Back Yards or Courtyards   When space is tight, it can be tricky to make a garden or even to try to have anything that resembles a garden, sadly all too often, the courtyard consists of a couple of bins, the odd bicycle and maybe a threadbare patch of less than immaculate lawn!   But it doesn’t have to be

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Garden Ideas: Brightening up your dreary bits!

Garden Ideas: Dull, dark & dreary gardens.   Not all of us have wonderful sun-filled gardens and to be honest a bit of shade is always welcome, but what if your garden is just shaded. It can easily appear dull dark and rather dreary – so how do you go about brightening up your dreary bits. Luckily we have a few garden

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Garden Ideas: Gardening on a tight budget!

Garden Ideas: Making a Garden on a tight Budget.   OK, so you’ve just got your brand new house and with it comes a brand new garden….how exciting. But the view’s a bit naff and you’ve not a lot of money available to fix it.     What can you do to create a garden with hardly any money to spend?

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Garden Makeovers – part 4

Garden Makeovers – it’s easier than you think!   We thought we would do a few mini-makeovers with our border designs, so you can see how you can adapt them to any space.   Thousands of new homes are built each year in the UK and so are thousands of new gardens, but if you are faced with a blank

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Garden Makeovers – part 3

Garden Makeovers – it’s easier than you think! We thought we would do a few mini-makeovers with our border designs, so you can see how you can adapt them to any space.   This weeks garden is on a down slope. It’s fairly small with raised beds and a shed. There is a raised patio that looks down onto the

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Garden Makeovers – part 2

Garden Makeovers – it’s easier than you think! We thought we would do a few mini-makeovers with our border designs, so you can see how you can adapt them to any space.   This week’s little makeover is for a really sunny garden however, the house is a new build and although the house developers have created some ‘features’ by

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Garden Makeovers – part 1

Garden Makeovers – it’s easier than you think!   Following on from the posts on how to lower the unwanted maintenance in your garden, we thought we would do a few mini-makeovers with our border designs, so you can see how you can adapt them to any space.   The idea is that with inexpensive changes and a little imagination, you

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