January 2nd, 2018

THE NATURE FRIENDLY GARDEN

By our Guest Blog writer: Henry Brighouse I enter my postcode into Google Maps and select the satellite view. From High altitude I navigate my way down to the familiar details of rooftop and garden. There is a strange feeling I have arrived at the centre of the universe. Maybe you have the same feeling…

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October 16th, 2017

GEORGIAN COURTYARD GARDEN – LIVERPOOL

Situated near Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral, the house accompanying this beautiful garden was most likely built in the early 19th Century. The garden, thankfully, (unlike the monumental Cathedral) didn’t take 74 years to build! It was developed as a family space; oriented around entertainment, being spacious, and dining al fresco. When designing a garden, it’s great…

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September 11th, 2017

MELBOURNE : FRONT GARDENS

A well maintained front garden helps to get the best out of your home’s visual appeal, giving an indication of the interior to come and providing an initial welcome. A brief walk around many of Melbourne’s lush leafy suburbs will reveal an abundance of stunning front gardens. A much higher percentage have been designed and landscaped…

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August 21st, 2017

PERGOLAS IN THE GARDEN

We are constantly being asked “How can I extend the use of my garden?” Of course we have had many gorgeous warm sunny days this summer (and spring) but all too many days and evenings are spoilt by the odd showers, or a breeze that is just too strong for comfort. We are installing more…

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April 4th, 2017

THE NO DIG GARDEN – GROWING VEG THE NATURAL WAY

I recently attended a lecture on the ‘no dig’ system of gardening. Held in a modest village hall in Devon the room was packed with gardeners and allotment-holders eager to revolutionise their approach to gardening. Through a side door, a tantalising glimpse of home-made cakes and pots of tea might have tempted the bored or…

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