The African dawn

The African dawn

We have settled into a style of design and architecture that has become so universal it’s now in danger of becoming a stale cliché.  The sleek hi-gloss modernism of the last couple of decades is certainly glamorous and was a welcome change from what went before.  But...

The Edible Gardener

The Edible Gardener

During this lockdown our thoughts have turned to food shortages and from there to growing our own food. But it seems that many people who love plants and gardens, and even active gardeners, are often a bit daunted by the thought of growing plants for food. So we...

Going Digital

Going Digital

In the previous year as a company we decided to start moving to working digitally.  We’d been thinking about it for a while and circumstances led us to invest and we haven’t looked back!In some ways I prefer having a pencil in my hand but overall the process is more...

Composting for beginners

Composting for beginners

  We know that the number of people making compost during the lockdown has shot up. We thought it may help to run though the basics of what can sometimes seem a confusing subject. After all you don’t want your new compost heap to just sit there? You want it to do...

A Sanctuary for Hard Times

A Sanctuary for Hard Times

"He who plants a garden plants happiness. If you want to be happy for a lifetime, plant a garden." -  Chinese Proverb So we’re all isolated, at home, many cut off from the routines and purpose a job confers. Worrying about relatives. Dealing with bored children. Not...

What Makes North Leeds Garden Design special?

What Makes North Leeds Garden Design special?

Award winning service We’re delighted to win the Best of Houzz badge for the quality of our service. (Houzz is a great online resource for anyone interested in high quality design for their home and garden). We’re especially pleased to get this award because it’s...

From Winter to Wonder

From Winter to Wonder

Storms Ciara and Dennis may have passed but it’s still pretty chilly outside here in Yorkshire.  Many of us like to settle down on a cold winter evening to select our summer holiday – will it be Greece this year?  Portugal? Maybe a cruise?!   Here’s a suggestion for...

The dark days of gloom

The dark days of gloom

These are the dark times of the year. Dark mornings, dark evenings, cold, rain, grey skies for days on end. We now know that blue Monday is a thing;  That third Monday in January - the most depressing day of the year. More suicides happen in early January than any...

Why do we love our gardens?

Why do we love our gardens?

Take me back home What makes any garden satisfying? What fills our hearts with joy, sets us at ease, gives comfort, and a sense of anticipation? The answers are of course as varied as you would expect. But it turns out that a very modern trend and a very ancient land,...

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