Author Archives: Rachel

Good Garden Advice for Selling your Home – part 6

Good Garden Advice for Selling your Home – part 6 The garden is a little unloved…!   If your garden is a little unloved you are not making the most of one of your properties biggest selling features, it won’t probably put people off buying the house, but it won’t help get you the best sale price either.   What message are you

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Good Garden Advice for Selling your Home – part 5

Good Garden Advice for Selling your Home – part 5 I have a boring view or there is no view!   Whilst we would love to look out of the window and see rolling hills and green fields many of our domestic views are a little less inspiring! You can make a very boring view a whole lot more interesting – but you

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Good Garden Advice for Selling your Home – part 4

Good Garden Advice for Selling your Home – part 4 There is a distinct lack of privacy!   Most modern gardens are overlooked by neighbouring windows, and it can be quite a turn off for prospective buyers -we would all love our gardens to be totally private, but if they are not, what can you do to minimise the impact of the

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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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Cotinus Coggyria

  Cotinus Coggyria; Smoke Bush: This does sound a bit like an infectious disease of the digestion, but it is actually one of my favourite plants.  As anyone who reads my ramblings will know, I love plants that are not green, this one has plum coloured leaves, and if you can get the sun shining through the leaves, they really

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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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Colour enhanced flowers on plant labels

  So many of the images of flowers are clearly enhanced to give a false impression of the vibrancy and intensity of the colour of the flowers, many of the reds are so ‘beefed up’ there isn’t a shade of lipstick that would compare to them!     Now I understand that  growers want the images to stand out, but

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