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Getting Autumnal Colour in Your Garden

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Autumn is one of the most colourful times of year, yellows, reds, and burnt oranges can be seen everywhere from inner city parks to countryside hedgerows. While these oranges are common there are also an abundance of colours that can complement, or contrast with autumnal browns and so getting colours in your garden in the autumn can be quite easy!

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Spooky Ideas for a Halloween Garden

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A well designed garden is the perfect place to celebrate seasonal changes and enjoy special days or events like Halloween. A spooky gathering in your garden on All Hallows Eve is fun for all the family young or old. Whether you are planning a Halloween Party for children with all the traditional games or a more sophisticated affair for adults, prepping your garden to be ready to scare is almost as much fun as the party itself!

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Reflecting Peace in a Garden

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If you want to create a space that is perfect for contemplation, there is no place better than your own back garden. It’s the ideal location to recharge your batteries and indulge in some gentle meditation when you need it. Most of us lead stressful lives, in some way or another, and finding a time to quieten the mind and refocus is good for our sense of wellbeing.

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Capability Brown's Gardens

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Mention gardening greats to horticultural enthusiasts and you’ll probably get the name Capability Brown fired back at you. Born in 1716, he has often been called England’s greatest gardener, a landscape architect responsible for the design of some 170 parks, many of which survive to this day. While not everyone’s garden is the size of Capability’s clients’, his inspiration can still be felt today and applied to any sized garden across the UK.

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What is a Japanese Garden & Inspiration for your Outdoor Space

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If you are looking for calm and order in your garden, you can do a lot worse than bring in a few subtle Japanese influences. While the traditional Japanese garden is something more akin to a temple of serenity rather than a traditional western living space, there is much to be admired in their simplicity and attention to detail.

While we bring our own interpretation to Japanese gardens in the West, they do contain some standard structures that are easily recognisable:

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Quirky Garden Products - from the useful to the strange!

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As garden designers we are always on the lookout for new ideas, design and products. If you find something very unusual you can base an entire garden design around it, plants to complement and shapes created to help discovery. Whether your garden is large or small, quirky garden products can add extra interest and a little bit of sparkle to you outdoor space.

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The Great British Garden Party – Tips for success

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With summer in full swing, many of you might be thinking of having a garden party, whether that’s a traditional barbeque or something a little more up market. As long as the weather stays fine and the guests arrive on time, the chances are you are going to have a good time.

One person who is famous for hosting successful garden parties is of course The Queen. Welcoming over 30,000 guests each year these highly successful events are on a much larger scale than anything we would plan in our gardens but taking inspiration from the way the Royals plan and execute these events can only be an asset.

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