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Did you know grasshoppers are vital to our ecosystem? They are over 300 million years old according to prehistoric fossils and their presence ensures our environment is more efficient and safer for other animals and plants to survive. Their eating and breeding …
Roses will carry on flowering until the first frost, and what a choice of colours. From the palest cream to the deepest red. Vibrant and versatile,  they will complement any style of garden, large or small. No wonder they are …
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 ago. It is hard …
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 traditional planters made in the beautiful materials of marble, cast iron …
Wildlife and water features really bring a garden to life. Water adds sound and movement while they can also add attractive and definitive focus points. Or brighten up awkward spaces that you do not know what to do with and …
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 ‘The Third Room’ when talking about their …
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 ‘Queen of the Border’. And that is …
Did you know that over a third of what we spend on plants is on summer bedding? Annuals are an essential feature in our gardens. They fill gaps in our borders and fill our pots and planters with instant colour. Vibrant …
How many of us know that hanging baskets began life nearly 3,000 years ago? The first concept of hanging flowers off the ground was when King Nebuchadnezzar created the ‘Hanging Gardens of Babylon’. This was to cheer up his pining Queen. However, …