The colour wheel and garden design

The colour wheel and garden design

We are family, I got all my sisters with me. Gardeners World recently ran a short piece about how to arrange a colour scheme for a garden using a colour wheel. We’re garden designers and that got us thinking. Sometimes it’s not clear just what a Garden Designer is, of...
Happy Halloween in the Garden

Happy Halloween in the Garden

It is widely believed that many Halloween traditions originated from ancient Celtic harvest festivals, particularly the ancient Gaelic festival of Samhain; that such festivals may have had pagan roots and that Samhain itself was Christianised as Halloween by the early...
A Word About….Mulching

A Word About….Mulching

Once you’ve improved your border soil, added some beautiful new plants, and stepped back to admire the view, it’s job done – isn’t it? There is one more thing you need to do and that is mulching. What is a mulch and why should we use it? A mulch is a topping for the...

Easy edibles with children

At North Leeds Garden Design we’re frequently asked to include some space for edibles within the borders we design. ‘Growing your own’ is especially popular with families, keen to introduce the kids to the enjoyment of digging and planting – and the excitement of...