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Shrubs
Let go of your gardening guilt Guilt plays a huge part in our lives today. We are encouraged more than ever by TV, social media, and images all around us to feel that what and who we are is less than we should be. We feel guilty when we eat ‘bad’ food, we feel guilty...
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Are you struggling with one or more of these issues? I often see my job as a garden designer as a problem solver, but I’ve never listed all the problems that I have solved before. I was set a challenge to list as many problems as I could think of that I have solved for...
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10 things we can do in our own little haven You might think that climate change is all to do with pollution and gases and recycling, and you would be right. It is affecting all of us. Every year, the wet bits get wetter, the hot bits hotter and the dry parts dryer (yes I...
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Cotoneaster hedge
Hedges – What should you choose and why they are important. A quick list of dos and don’ts and some new ideas (you may, or may not have heard) A lovely client of mine; who found me because of my articles in a magazine is looking for ideas for a new hedge and encouraged me...
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This garden was suffering from lots of tall trees beyond their south boundary. Meaning it got very little sun in the middle of the day and suffered from leaf litter. The lawn was mossy and boggy; with no path to the summer house feet were getting wet. A large trampoline was dominating the space, but...
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Low maintenance plants
This relatively large garden had little to offer the new owners. They has already removed a large number of very tall hedge plants to open the garden up, but were stuck with an unusual shaped patio and some large empty beds.  A summer house had already been installed, but it was important to add to...
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My clients had bought the property four years before our meeting and they were finding the large space a little over whelming. A large patio had already been installed as had a pilates studio. The area in front of the studio was the area we were to work on.  Already separated from the main lawn...
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