Alternatives to a box hedge

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 Ideas for Alternatives to a Box hedge in the Garden In recent years it has become more common for people to ask for alternatives to a box hedge in their garden. Box (buxus) it is native to southern areas of the uk, thriving on hillsides, in woodland or scrub. The best known wild populations of box are found on Box … Read More

Chelsea flower show small garden ideas

Small garden ideas – inspiration from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.   If you’re looking for small garden ideas, garden shows can be an excellent source of inspiration. To glean the latest ideas for your garden the best of the best in the world has got to be the Chelsea Flower show, held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital … Read More

Jobs for the May Garden

This is the best month to sow or repair a new lawn from seed before the soil becomes too dry. Preparation is the key to a good lawn – it’s much easier to fix soil problems before you’ve got your new lawn in place. Clearing the area by removing any large stones, weeds or other debris will reward you with … Read More

Small garden design inspiration

Small garden ideas inspiration

Small Garden Design inspiration at the Malvern Spring Show 2022. The RHS Malvern Spring Show is the place to go for small garden inspiration. We’re so proud to have been awarded Silver Gilt at this year’s RHS Malvern. The RHS motto is ‘inspiring everyone to grow’ and this year’s show certainly fulfilled that brief. Our Show Garden – A Peaceful … Read More

Garden Maintenance Jobs for May

flowers outside a cottage

A reliable indicator that summer is well on the way is the arrival of the first garden shows. Take some time for a great day out at a garden show or visit some of the many gardens that will be opening up to the public to glean ideas and inspiration. Between visiting flower shows, there’s plenty to do in your own … Read More

More Jobs for the April Garden

If your flower borders have ‘bare patches’, now is a good time to sow hardy annuals outdoors. Examples are love-in-a-mist, calendula, poppy, larkspur, poached egg flowers, lavatera, alyssum, cornflower, night scented stock, and climbers like nasturtium and scented sweet pea. There are lots to choose from and it’s a simple job of sowing them straight into the ground. Make sure … Read More

Container Planting Ideas

container planting

Container Planting Ideas for your Garden The one activity most gardeners share, whether they own a several acre estate or just a mere window sill, is growing plants in containers. Almost all gardeners do it and have lots of inspired container planting ideas  – with good reason. Growing plants in hanging baskets, window boxes, troughs, pots, tubs, even old wheelbarrows … Read More

April Gardening Jobs

tulips

April is probably the most exciting month of the year in the gardening calendar. Things suddenly begin to look green and vibrant and the warmer days and lighter evenings can gladden the heart of every gardener. You’ll feel inspired by colour from flowers and foliage and the variety of different scents. So, it’s time to shake off the winter blues … Read More

New Build Garden

New build garden design

Planning a New Build Garden Design A new build garden presents a challenge to even the keenest of gardeners. You may find the garden is a big square of mud, or you may have been left with a lawn, but nothing else. For some people the idea of planning a new build garden is exciting. All that space to do … Read More

Flowering shrubs for April

April flowering shrubs

Flowering shrubs for April gardens in the UK (US Zone 9) April is probably the most exciting month of the year in the gardening calendar. Things suddenly begin to look green and vibrant and the warmer days and lighter evenings can gladden the heart of every gardener. Here are some ideas for flowering shrubs for April colour, scent and foliage. … Read More