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Are RHS Show Gardens worth copying?

In other words – how to not let show gardens deceive you! OK, so am I being harsh, well actually no. Having visited several shows over the years, the show gardens and display gardens although lovely and fabulous, do very little to help the average garden owner or novice gardener. The reality can sometimes be the opposite and can cause

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How to make a garden – design advice for first time gardeners

Geranium johnsons blue flower in sun close up

How very exciting, you have become the owner of your first ever garden! But it’s also a little daunting, especially if you are new to gardening also, what do you do, where do you begin, what do you need to know? How to make a garden! Where to start? Well, creating your first ever garden surprisingly does not involve you

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How to design a natural looking garden

Gardens come in all shapes and sizes with a myriad of styles and themes, but in reality there are only 3 basic forms. Structured gardens, natural more informal gardens and themed gardens, this week’s post is all about creating a natural looking garden. Natural Garden Styles These gardens are by their very nature less ‘built’, with fewer hard landscaped structures.

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How to ‘do’ Garden Mirrors

I have always been a lover of garden mirrors. Mirrors are a great design tool, available in every shape and size, but mostly because; a well placed mirror in the garden can transform the ordinary into the extraordinary! What’s so great about garden mirrors? Mirrors have 4 main functions in any garden, To reflect sunlight into dark spaces They add

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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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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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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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