How to get Low Maintenance Planting for Pots

Low Maintenance Planting for Pots This is a bit of a misnomer;  planting in pots will always more labour intensive than planting in soil as plants never evolved to grow in a pot! Plants were not designed to grow in a pot and so will be more demanding. There are ways to reduce the time you spend tending to your pots.  

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How to get a Low Maintenance Border in your Garden

A Low Maintenance Border in the garden that looks great all year…yes please! Creating a low maintenance garden is all about understanding what YOU need your  garden to do for YOU…. get that right & your garden becomes a joy. Contact us for a no obligation chat about how to get your garden right for you. Or call 07985 917767

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How to get a Low Maintenance Lawn

Low Maintenance Lawns – are they possible? Lawns are very definitely not low maintenance….but you can lower the time you have to spend manicuring them. If you love mowing and trimming the lawn and it’s part of your favourite weekend routine, then please don’t read any more, if however your lawn is a bit of a pain in the ‘sunday mornings’

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How to get Low Maintenance Hedges

As part of our series on creating a low maintenance garden we thought it a good idea to see how you can grow a low maintenance hedge! Ah hedges, us Brits love hedges!   There are millions of miles of hedging in our gardens, some more lovingly maintained than others and some are works of art in their own right. We trim

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How to get Low Maintenance Paths

Paths – we’ve all got them   Top tips for reducing the amount of time on unwanted garden chores! We all have paths in our gardens, but the choice of the type of path to use can really affect how much time you have to spend on unwanted chores and tidying up.   So what advice and tips are there for ensuring the

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What is a Low Maintenance Garden – part 2

How to actually create one! We all love the idea of having a low maintenance garden, it conjures an image of lazy summer days spent in your garden watching the bees buzzing and you just relaxing. The reality though, generally involves you spending far too much time on mowing the grass, trimming the edges, weeding paths and taming the triffids! But with a

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What is a Low Maintenance Garden? part 1

What is a Low Maintenance Garden and how can I have one?   We would all love to have a beautiful but low maintenance garden, but what do we really mean by the phrase ‘low maintenance garden’?     Reducing the amount of time spent on unwanted chores in the garden is always desirable, but really low maintenance gardens take a lot

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Gardens are for life – not for show

Why Gardens should be for Life, not just for Show   Show Gardens are fantastic aren’t they! They represent all that is innovative, stunning (expensive!) and exciting, we wander through garden shows being wowed on every side by picture perfect paradises packed full of colour, scent and cool stuff! And it’s great, but then we all go home and I

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Donald Trump is following PlantPlots

Donald Trump is following our posts on Medium!   How cool is this, one of the most famous people on the planet right now is following us.      To see what Donald has been following on Medium   I wasn’t aware that Donald may be a keen gardener, or that he may also be interested in learning how our gardens

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Real Gardeners Love Life – but what about the bugs!

Insect Friendly Flowers also attract bugs Why would you want to attract insects to the plants and flowers in your garden – all they do is eat them! That’s true, but it is absolutely vital to human survival that they do!     To explain, first we have to take a step out of your garden.  Humans are part of the great ecosystem

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