John

How to add interest to a wide border

Design Challenges, Plan Your Garden

Are you wondering how to add interest to a wide planting border? One option is to install a new pathway… Read more.

Alison

How to cope with a wide / deep border

Design Challenges, Plan Your Garden

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

Design Challenges, Plan Your Garden

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

Design Challenges, Plan Your Garden

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

Design Challenges, Plan Your Garden

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… hot, dry areas of the garden

Design Challenges, Plan Your Garden

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

Design Challenges, Plan Your Garden

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

Design Challenges, Plan Your Garden

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

Design Challenges, Plan Your Garden

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

Alison

Designing Front Gardens & Driveways

Design Challenges, Plan Your Garden

The design of driveways and front gardens poses a somewhat different set of challenges to those faced when creating a… Read more.

Alison

Children & gardens – a few ideas & considerations

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Gardens can be magical places for children.  Contrary to what many people believe, a child-friendly garden does not have to… Read more.

Alison

Disguising Sheds, Wheelie Bins, Trampolines and More – Some Ideas

Design Challenges, Plan Your Garden

A good garden design should not only be beautiful, it should also be practical.  And practical inevitably means disguising those… Read more.

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From planning a new border to a complete garden remodel, we pride ourselves on transforming ideas into beautiful reality, with minimum disruption. If you’re based in or around the Reading and Newbury area, we’d love to meet and discuss your project in detail – book your free no-obligation garden consultation today. We do get pretty booked up, particularly during the Spring, so plan ahead if possible!