Enjoy your outside – inside!

Enjoy your outside – inside!

Some ideas for winter decorations from the garden Many of us like the idea that we can enjoy our garden all year round. In the winter months this often means just the bit of our garden we see as we trudge up the garden path from the car on the way home from work, or...

Wonderful Winter Plants

Wonderful Winter Plants

At North Leeds Garden Design we’re often asked to design a garden with year-round appeal from the planting. Many of our customers obviously think it’s quite a challenging ask to have plants of interest in the garden in winter as well as summer. But I have to say that...

Did you know that Shakespeare knew all about compost? In Hamlet Act 3 he has Hamlet pleading with Gertrude not to ‘spread compost upon the weeds, to make them ranker’…. sounds erious stuff! While you can, of course, spread your compost on weeds if you...

Friendly Advice…

Friendly Advice…

I’ve just returned from visiting a friend in London and whilst I was there she wanted some advice for her garden – not an uncommon request! She has lived there for three years and now has two young children. They lead busy lives and want a green oasis in their corner...

A visit to York Gate Garden

A visit to York Gate Garden

There’s always something new to see at York Gate, the renowned garden in Leeds developed by the Spencer family over 40 years. Its design draws inspiration from the Arts & Crafts movement- but its impeccable appearance today is a testament to the many volunteers...

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...

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