Planting a garden on a slope!

Oh my goodness, what do you do with a really steep slope of untamed grass and a desire to have something nice to look at! This week is all about how you go about planting a garden on a slope. What are the problems! Before starting the potential problems need looking at and thinking through before you don crampons, attach

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Ugly garden sheds & long concrete paths

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How to hide an ugly garden shed I just thought I would pop on a quick post with the latest garden transformation I have completed, because it shows how you design around two of the most common garden problems; hiding ugly garden sheds & long concrete paths. The problem is twofold, firstly we all need storage space in a garden

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Boring Gardens and how to avoid them (part 2)

Boring gardens & how to avoid them.. Last weeks post looked at why boring gardens evolve and how plants can create more interest by stimulating our senses. Changing the planting is a simple and cost effective method to avoid the descent into boringness. This week I am discussing how some simple changes to the garden’s layout will also keep your

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Boring gardens & how to avoid them (part 1)

I have yet to find anyone who doesn’t like having a garden or outside space of their own. Even the tiniest balcony provides a welcome escape from the world of indoors. Having a garden enables you to enjoy the outside without the inconvenience of being outdoors; the kettle is only a few paces away and it’s easy to duck back

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If butterflies could vote, would your garden win?

Now there’s is a thought, but what if butterflies could vote, would your garden win if pitted against the neighbour’s? Who would benefit from the beautiful summer spectacle of fluttering butterflies more, you or your neighbours? One of life’s greatest pleasures is sitting in the garden on a warm summer day watching the daily hum of life. Bees buzzing in

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PlantPlots is Popular

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and that’s official! According to Alexa ranking (25/9/19) PlantPlots.com ranks at #2,110,425 in global internet engagement. Which may not sound like a lot, but when you consider there are over 2 billion websites – our ranking at 2,110,425th puts us above 99.86% of all the websites out there on the global internet. But if you want to quibble, that many

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Asymmetric garden design

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I thouht I would just share with you our latest garden design for one of our lovely customers. This was a great design to do as the brief was for a person who loved plants and wanted to lose themselves in the garden… so it really gave me the chance to let my inner designer loose! The result was a

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The Garden, your space or an interesting space?

For gardens to compete in the modern world, we need to make them more fun. You need to decide if the garden is your space or an interesting space? Gardens are created by adults but used by children, the problem is we create gardens we like but not necessarily gardens children will like using. The gardens made are lovely and

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Evolution never stops

bee on verbena flower

Just took a picture of the Verbena Bonariensis in my garden and realised to my absolute delight that evolution occurs every day, it’s just that we hardly ever notice. Why, well take a look at this picture, I have not changed the colour of anything…. and there’s one little petal that has decided it didn’t want to be purple. So

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How to ‘grow’ a leopard!

Topiary leopard

How to grow a leopard – what a daft title, but that is indeed what this post is all about. You can indeed grow a leopard and this one is called Ingwe. Some years ago I decided my myrtle hedge needed a trim, but I was becoming bored with just a nice flat top which looked the same as every

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