Alison

What should I do with my lawn after the ravages of last summer?

How to cope with..., Lawns

In summary: Don't panic!! Replacing your entire lawn is almost certainly not necessary; the vast majority of lawns will completely… Read more.

Katie

Dealing with a sloping garden

Advice, How to cope with..., Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

One of our recent designs involved creating a back garden design for a client whose recent extension left them with… Read more.

Alison

Softening the Lines

Advice, How to cope with..., Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

Many of the gardens we work in have starkly rectangular or very angular boundaries. In addition, many modern houses are… Read more.

Alison

Drought Tolerant Plants

How to cope with..., Planting Themes, Plants

As I sit in my office writing this blog, the sun is shining gloriously outside, and it is very warm… Read more.

Alison

What to plant in a narrow border (by a boundary or fence)

How to cope with..., Ideas, Inspiration & Trends, Plants

Most gardens that I visit have a few borders which are really narrow, some perhaps just 30cm (1’) to 45cm… Read more.

John

How to create a workable garden on a steep slope

How to cope with...

Client Brief: create a new level lawn for their children to play on. Problem: how to create a workable garden on… Read more.

Alison

How to cope with a wide / deep border

Advice, How to cope with...

We often receive calls and emails from people who have recently moved into a new home, feeling overawed at taking on… Read more.

Alison

How To Cope With Shallow Soils Over Chalk

Advice, How to cope with..., Plants

When we refer to chalky soil, we mean soil which has a layer of chalk below it.  Chalky soils tend… Read more.

Alison

How to Cope with Wide Shallow Gardens

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Wide shallow gardens lack depth relative to their width and can appear to lack a sense of space and distance. … Read more.

Alison

How To Cope With Wet Soils / Gardens

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If you constantly find yourself battling a soggy, wet garden, it's probably caused either by the existence of a high… Read more.

Alison

How to cope with… a sloping garden

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Is your garden a bit, umm... mountainous? Ok, not mountainous, but does it have a slope to it?  Here are… Read more.

Alison

How to cope with… an open plan front garden – a case study

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Front gardens are often purely functional.  Pull up into the driveway, park the car, put the bins out, ... you… Read more.

Alison

How to cope with… hot, dry areas of the garden

Advice, How to cope with..., Plants

Hot, dry areas of the garden can be quite a challenge for the gardener, particularly if the soil is very… Read more.

Alison

How to cope with… a long narrow garden

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Long, narrow gardens have several drawbacks, particularly if they are very narrow: the patio can seem very cramped for space… Read more.

Alison

How To Cope With Rooty, Shady Areas Under Trees & Large Conifers

Advice, How to cope with...

Let’s face it, there is shade, and there is gloom.  It's all very well people suggesting long lists of shade… Read more.

Alison

How To Cope With Heavy Clay Soil

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Anyone who has a garden with heavy clay soil will know about the difficulties of gardening on it.  The soil… Read more.

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