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This was my first visit to Chelsea for 4 years - and so I was on the search for any… Read more.
As a lifelong bird fan, I love seeing birds visiting my garden. Well yes, ok, some of them can be… Read more.
Let’s face it, there is shade, and there is gloom. It's all very well people suggesting long lists of shade… Read more.
If you read our blog regularly, you'll know that last year, we regularly posted our 'jobs for the garden' -… Read more.
One of the questions I am most frequently asked by clients and prospective clients is this: "Do you know any… Read more.
First off, let me say what this blog post is not. It’s not about low maintenance gardens, although many of… Read more.
Anyone who has a garden with heavy clay soil will know about the difficulties of gardening on it. The soil… Read more.
Increasingly as landscapers, we are asked to devise solutions to customers garden drainage problems. Whilst we have many years’ experience… Read more.
I've been waiting patiently all year for the flow of work to slow down... and still I have garden plans… Read more.
The design of driveways and front gardens poses a somewhat different set of challenges to those faced when creating a… Read more.
Lighting adds a completely new dimension to gardens. Particularly in the often somewhat cloudy climes of England, a well thought… Read more.
Gardens can be magical places for children. Contrary to what many people believe, a child-friendly garden does not have to… Read more.
Whether you have a striking water feature as the centre piece of your garden, or a natural-looking pond in a… Read more.
Being exposed somewhat to the elements, garden furniture does tend to need a little TLC from time to time. Exactly… Read more.
While I write this, I am sitting out in the garden in the early morning September sunshine, and winter seems… Read more.
It's been a great year for fruit and veg, and it seems every other person you speak to is overrun… Read more.
Although the warm sunshine will soon be slowly fading, Autumn is definitely not a time of doom and gloom –… Read more.
September and October are two of the less busy months in the gardening calender... [cue sigh of relief from all… Read more.
Well, summer is almost over – the days are shortening and the mornings and evenings are getting cooler. It's been… Read more.
We’ve had some lovely hot sunny weather over the last few weeks... hopefully this has given you time to enjoy… Read more.
July and August are months for keeping things going in the garden, and not only for the sake of the… Read more.
When preparing garden designs and plans, we are often asked by clients to provide them with ideas and suggestions for… Read more.
A good garden design should not only be beautiful, it should also be practical. And practical inevitably means disguising those… Read more.
Faced with the prospect of another season of lawn cutting, feeding, edging and other maintenance, you may be feeling that… Read more.
After the beautiful weather in April, everything seems to be bursting into bud, plants are finally getting into full swing,… Read more.
In our post on how to look after your lawn, we mention some of the more common lawn care activities. … Read more.
Following on from our recent post on how to look after your new lawn, we’ve put together some pointers for… Read more.
The prolonged cold and wet winter, and very late arrival of spring, shows just how difficult it is to be… Read more.
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!