What should I do with my lawn after the ravages of last summer?
In summary: Don't panic!! Replacing your entire lawn is almost certainly not necessary; the vast majority of lawns will completely… Read more.
Dealing with a sloping garden
One of our recent designs involved creating a back garden design for a client whose recent extension left them with… Read more.
Softening the Lines
Many of the gardens we work in have starkly rectangular or very angular boundaries. In addition, many modern houses are… Read more.
Drought Tolerant Plants
As I sit in my office writing this blog, the sun is shining gloriously outside, and it is very warm… Read more.
What to plant in a narrow border (by a boundary or fence)
Most gardens that I visit have a few borders which are really narrow, some perhaps just 30cm (1’) to 45cm… Read more.
How to create a workable garden on a steep slope
Client Brief: create a new level lawn for their children to play on. Problem: how to create a workable garden on… Read more.
How to cope with a wide / deep border
We often receive calls and emails from people who have recently moved into a new home, feeling overawed at taking on… Read more.
How To Cope With Shallow Soils Over Chalk
When we refer to chalky soil, we mean soil which has a layer of chalk below it. Chalky soils tend… Read more.
How to Cope with Wide Shallow Gardens
Wide shallow gardens lack depth relative to their width and can appear to lack a sense of space and distance. … Read more.
How To Cope With Wet Soils / Gardens
If you constantly find yourself battling a soggy, wet garden, it's probably caused either by the existence of a high… Read more.
How to cope with… a sloping garden
Is your garden a bit, umm... mountainous? Ok, not mountainous, but does it have a slope to it? Here are… Read more.
How to cope with… an open plan front garden – a case study
Front gardens are often purely functional. Pull up into the driveway, park the car, put the bins out, ... you… Read more.
How to cope with… hot, dry areas of the garden
Hot, dry areas of the garden can be quite a challenge for the gardener, particularly if the soil is very… Read more.
How to cope with… a long narrow garden
Long, narrow gardens have several drawbacks, particularly if they are very narrow: the patio can seem very cramped for space… Read more.
How To Cope With Rooty, Shady Areas Under Trees & Large Conifers
Let’s face it, there is shade, and there is gloom. It's all very well people suggesting long lists of shade… Read more.
How To Cope With Heavy Clay Soil
Anyone who has a garden with heavy clay soil will know about the difficulties of gardening on it. The soil… Read more.