Add Spring Colour to Winter Planting for a Dreich Late Winter Day…

Add Spring Colour to Winter Planting for a Dreich Late Winter Day…

As the year moves through February and March you can have another layer of colour and interest to your winter planting with additional shrubs and early flowering spring bulbs. Ribes sanguineum is a really tough early flowering shrub (March/April) usually seen with...
Front Gardens: Do you have Colour 365 Days a Year?

Front Gardens: Do you have Colour 365 Days a Year?

How many plants do you have in bloom in your garden in January? You will be astounded to know Tresco Abbey Gardens in the Scilly Isles had 289 on the 7th January. Aah – to have their climate. But even as winter is upon us, in Scotland it is possible to have...
Has your garden shut up shop this autumn?

Has your garden shut up shop this autumn?

  With winter almost on our doorstep, it is a good time to cast a critical eye over your autumn garden and judge if you are making the most of the stunning colours of autumn. This final blaze of colour is a joy to the eye and spirit and with a little careful...
Spring Bling…

Spring Bling…

Inspired by my visit in Spring ’16 to Keukenhof Park just outside Amsterdam and seeing 7 million bulbs in bloom, last October we planted 1000 bulbs in a plant bed in our front garden under some deciduous shrubs.  The bulbs we planted were a special mix called...
The Design Balance?

The Design Balance?

Designing front gardens and driveways is often challenging.  Never mind the practicalities of a car parking space or manoeuvring space for the car or cars (it often takes more space then you think) and access routes from A to B and Sustainable Urban Drainage issues...

Top Garden Trends for 2017

The desire for a healthy lifestyle continues with nearly 39% of us spending more time in our garden and 45% of us seeing our gardens as an extension of our homes. Growing our own fruit, vegetables and herbs in our gardens, allotments or with others in community...