Five tips for small garden design

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Five tips for small garden design

Posted 25 / 06 / 2019

When we think of an English garden, our minds may wander to the sweeping tennis lawns and rambling rose beds of country manor houses – but in reality, a UK garden is usually a much more modest affair. As a gardener I’m really drawn to smaller gardens as they pose such a challenge in the […]

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Using colour in garden design

Posted 03 / 06 / 2019

When I’m thinking of home design, I’m usually drawn to muted, peaceful tones, or rich, soothing ones that will foster an air of calm and relaxation throughout the day. It’s in the garden that I really let my colourful creative juices flow! Gardening is when you can play it a bit more risky with your […]

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DIY your own herbal hanging basket

Posted 08 / 05 / 2019

This particular DIY project is one that’s close to my heart as it combines two of my favourite things: cooking and gardening! This lovely and simple hanging basket will mean you’ve got a pretty, functional and long-lasting garden feature that’s close at hand when you’re ready to season your favourite meals.   Herbs are best […]

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Great fruit trees for pot planting

Posted 09 / 04 / 2019

Growing your own tree fruit in your garden may seem ambitious – not everyone has the space for sprawling pear and apple trees, you may think. But with the development of dwarf rootstocks (rooted stems that juvenile trees are grafted on to), growing a fruit tree in a pot has got a whole lot easier. […]

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Creating an alpine scree garden

Posted 12 / 03 / 2019

If you’ve been with me for a while, you won’t have failed to notice what a fan I am of alpine plants. I love to use them in garden design as they’re very low maintenance and look lovely for most of the year. Alpines look great in a range of settings and containers, and I’ve […]

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Five great trees for smaller gardens

Posted 11 / 02 / 2019

I’m a firm believer in the simple, natural beauty of trees and love to be around them whenever I can. Just because your plot is on the more modest side, don’t be fooled into thinking you can’t fit a tree in. There are lots of gorgeous, attractive, floral and even fruiting varieties that can be […]

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