Category Archives: Fixing Garden Problems

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

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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Congratulations to our competition winner – Alice!

Now clearly we aren’t going to be able to hide a shed quite this big…. so the trick is was make this border as interesting as possible. Alice wanted a really pretty, cottage style, easy care, low maintenance, football friendly border that was also a magnet for bees and butterflies … and that would also hide the shed….! OK, it

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Inside the Mind of a Garden Design

We thought we’d let you in on a few secrets, on how we go about creating a design for a garden, the thought process we use and the reasons why we chose to design a garden in that particular way – so you get inside the mind of a garden design! We will be honest in saying that this particular

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Good Garden Advice for Selling your Home – part 8

Good Garden Advice for Selling your Home – part 8 My garden isn’t peaceful or quiet   It would be lovely for buyers to step out into your garden and only hear the birds singing away in the trees, lucky for some eh? So if your garden is not the peaceful tranquil oasis you would like, what can you do to

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Good Garden Advice for Selling your Home – part 7

Good Garden Advice for Selling your Home – part 7 The garden is a really awkward shape   Many gardens have ‘dead space’ areas that are awkward shapes and they usually end up as dumping grounds for all your garden stuff or your garden is a really difficult shape to have a garden at all – so how can the garden help

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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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