Insights

How To Create Topiary
I love a formal garden, there’s something about the arrangement and restraint that appeals to me. Even in a looser garden a formal dome or ball shape can add a sense of struct…
Native Hedges
Hedging is often thought of as a European element in the garden, using exotic species of plants, but hedging doesn’t always have to be in a formal garden or exclusively exotic…
Creating A Woodland Garden
Woodlands take me back to the UK where I loved walking amongst the shade but with the heat of summer well and truly with us, we can only dream of cooler times… or you could cr…
How To Dress Up A Boring Wall
Over the Christmas period, as we spend time at home with our loved ones I can guarantee, as you sit outside enjoying the garden, there will be a blank boring wall that you jus…
Getting your hedge right
The perfect hedge can do wonders for a garden, hiding unsightly neighbours, covering ugly fences, formalising low garden beds and even creating separate garden rooms. But how …
Common Garden Pests
New gardeners are often scared by the thought of having to deal with common garden pests as there are so many. Knowing exactly what the pest is can be tricky, so I find the be…
Creating A Shade House
Shade is something we all need in the middle of summer and your plants are no different, but so many gardens are suffering right now as there is just too much sun. Creating a …
Garden Edging
Edging your garden beds may seem like a small and insignificant element of your garden, however it can have a big impact on the ongoing maintenance and overall appearance of t…
Create A Small Oasis
Creating a small, lush oasis in harsh climate and poor soils may seem like a pipe dream however its certainly achievable with a few clever design tips. Every good garden st…
Creating The Perfect Veggie Patch
As spring rolls on, the weather warms up and we spend more time out in the garden you might be thinking about how to grow your own produce. I love growing my own food, its in…
Different Ways to Utilise Lawn
As a landscape designer I ask and discuss with my clients the preparation of a wish list of items they would like to see in their new garden. 99% of lists have a lawn in ther…
The Marvels of Mulch
Mulching is one of the best things you can do for your garden, especially as the weather heats up. But why is mulch so good for the garden? Well, it actually does seven amazin…
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