Take Charge of your Garden

Take Charge of your Garden

Designing your own garden space It’s time to get the garden ready for summer. But this is also the time of year when some of us realise we need to do a more thorough job than just mowing the lawn and pulling out a few weeds. In fact, with a sinking heart we realise we...

Garden Design in winter?!?

Garden Design in winter?!?

So this summer you’d like to be enjoying a glass of wine whilst watching the children play in a well thought out outdoor space? It might be a cold winter day in Harrogate, Wetherby or Leeds – but now’s the perfect time to start planning your new garden. The garden design process starts by instructing a garden designer and finishes with that perfect garden in the heat of June – well maybe not cracking-the-flagstones hot but hot enough to sit outside and enjoy your garden!

Design is all around us…

Design is all around us…

I’ve just returned from a short trip to Switzerland. Whilst most England football fans were sitting in the sun, I went to the Vitra Design Museum. You had to take the bus across the border to Germany which was interesting, it is so easy to travel around now, you don’t...

Welcome to 2014!

Have you made any New Year resolutions yet? Here’s some gardening ones you might like to ponder as you sit cosily indoors with a cuppa…

Natures’ winter pick-me-ups

Natures’ winter pick-me-ups

At this time of year we get a lot of pretty gloomy advice in the media - supposedly to help us deal with the after–effects of the Christmas period; the weight we’ve added to our hips… and lost from our wallets!  Added to that there’s the dark evenings, the...

Rip it up and start again?

Rip it up and start again?

I love garden makeover shows. There, I’ve said it! I marvel at the way difficulties are overcome - cranes lift garden rooms in over the neighbour’s lawn, truck-loads of plants miraculously re-assemble into the perfect garden, and even butterflies and hedgehogs appear...

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