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...
Top Garden Trends for 2018

Top Garden Trends for 2018

  ‘Haven’ is often a word associated with our gardens.  Studies have shown people are healthier and less stressed when they are close to nature, and people are using their gardens to enjoy family life, relax, exercise and mediate in. This trend...
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...

Looking Forward to Spring Colour…

After my flying visit in the spring to the Keukenhof Park just outside Amsterdam, inspired by seeing 7 million bulbs in bloom. I wanted to add more bulbs to my own garden – albeit in a much smaller way! Packing a very big punch were large borders of mixed bulbs,...

Early Spring Garden Jewels…

Last autumn I visited RHS Hyde Hall in Essex and brought some early spring-flowering bulbs.  I was looking for a bulb with a splash of colour to plant along a path leading to my house front door.  I have not been disappointed.  I choose several different types of Iris...