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It’s that time of year again – the Chelsea Flower Show. In all its glory, this annual event provides us with a feast of inspiring garden designs. It cleverly depicts how skill and imagination will bring to life that stretch of …
  ‘Outdoor rooms’ is such a buzzword today and with that comes the trend of garden kitchens. Garden kitchens complete with cooking facilities, sinks with running water and outdoor units really are the 21st century ‘must have’ extension of our homes. …
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 sports …
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 varieties with the …
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 tinged with pink. The …
Plants for shades of green in Springtime. We don’t often think of the colour green in springtime and now that our gardens are bursting into colour, it is easy to overlook the colour green. Some of the lovely shades of …
  May is the perfect month for woodland walks where you can witness the breathtaking displays of rhododendrons and azaleas. And, where, if you are lucky, you might just catch the haunting call of the cuckoo. Interestingly enough, both the …
Do you love springtime blues?  Ceanothus with its dense clusters of blue flowers it is one of the very few blue flowering spring shrubs. While there are also summer flowering deciduous varieties, it is the evergreen spring flowering types that …
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 Garden Designer? Creating a garden that serves your lifestyle …