Category Archives: Garden Maintenance

Biosecurity – Why Should You Care?

OK, let’s be honest – you probably wouldn’t be instinctively drawn to a headline about biosecurity.  Indeed, I suspect many people don’t really understand what it is (in case you’re wondering, in its broadest sense, it’s “actions taken to prevent … Continue reading

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Escape To Cornwall

Summer is when most people wake up to what’s going on in their garden, and hence it can be a busy time for garden designers. However, we did manage to escape for a few days to Cornwall. With its sheltered … Continue reading

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“My Garden School” goes Live!

This may be the news you’ve been waiting for……. John Brookes MBE, who is widely considered to be one of the most influential garden designers of the 20th Century, is just one of the renown experts who have teamed up … Continue reading

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A Bee in my Bonnet

I have decided……. Spring is here! I was going to post something about planting for spring interest, but that will have to wait as my thoughts drifted to spring of last year, when I kept finding dead bumble bees on … Continue reading

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Hedge Trimming Time

Today we trimmed the Cupressocyparis leylandii hedge that runs along the front of our garden, so it seems timely to write a few notes about hedge trimming. A well maintained hedge is a smart looking boundary, and provides both privacy … Continue reading

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