How to Spruce Up Your Garden – Part 2

How to Spruce Up Your Garden – Part 2

This is the second blog post in our short series on the design and implementation of a large garden in North Leeds last year. Today I am looking at the planting in the rear garden and giving you inspiration for your own outdoor space.

It’s snowdrop time!

Snowdrops are the showstoppers of late winter.  As their elegant green spikes push up through the frost and snow, you can sense life returning where all has seemed barren.   Many of us grow a few in our own gardens, where they look lovely grown scattered...

How to Spruce Up Your Garden – Part 1

So a new year, possibly a new garden……  In this blog I am writing about the development of a major garden project we designed and installed last year in north Leeds.  It is the first in a series I am writing showing how we design and implement our gardens....

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...

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...

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