Hedges in August

Hedges in August need our attention! Once the blooms on your evergreen flowering shrubs are over you will need to adopt proper pruning methods. That’s if you want your shrubs to look their best ...

Bright Shrubs for Summer

Bright Shrubs for Summer What bright shrubs for summer can we plant in our gardens?  What do you know about the bottlebrush bush? If this is a shrub that is not familiar to you – look it up! It...

Artificial Lawns

Artificial lawns have  come a long way since they first came on the scene in the mid 1960’s.  Today there is no comparison with what was available then or even what was available just three years ...

Garden Pots

Garden pots that are big, bold and beautiful. Garden designers tend to lean towards this vision when asked to use pots and planters to create architectural interest to clients’ gardens. Ornate tradi...

Outdoor Entertaining

Outdoor Entertaining In recent years the concept of outdoor entertaining has really taken off.  And, we may be famous for our English gardens yet it was New Zealanders who first coined the expression...

Delphiniums Queen of the Border

One of the most dramatic flowers of the early summer border is the lovely delphinium. While the rose has always been the ‘Queen of the Garden’, delphiniums quite rightly have the accolade of ‘Qu...

Decorative Stone

Duck Egg to Pure White Decorative Stone has come a long way since we saw its arrival in 1970’s rock gardens. Today, you could be forgiven for thinking it was a poor cousin to what is available n...

Tulip Mania

Garden Party What do we know about tulip mania? Read on. We know when the first wave of daffodils is swiftly followed by the colourful hues of the tulip that spring is here. There are so many varietie...

Apple and Cherry Blossom time in Hampshire

It is apple and cherry blossom time in Hampshire! And all over the UK. From early April to mid May our countryside and gardens are awash with trees covered in pink or white blossoms. Or white blossom ...

Garden Design

The Eye of a Designer Do you ever long to find that little bit of inspiration? Inspiration for your garden? Something that will help make your outdoor space into something special?  Why not ask a Gar...