September 11th, 2017

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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

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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

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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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November 16th, 2016

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CONSIDERING GARDEN DESIGN

Here are a few points to think about to start you off: 1 – Should I design my own garden or get in a professional ? I thinks a lot depends on how good a designer you are. It’s true to say that if you have design flair then you might be able to cope…

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November 7th, 2016

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BIOCHAR, FOOD AND THE ENVIRONMENT

In previous blogs we looked at the benefit of adding biochar to the soil in order to improve it. Good soil makes healthy plants with good immunity to weather extremes, pest attacks and disease. Nature has been producing biochar since plant material existed. It is found in what was once some of the world’s richest…

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