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Potted bulb display in the garden at Great DixterBulbs need to be planted now so that their beautiful blooms will give your garden beds a spectacular display in spring.Bulbs planted now will generally flower in late winter, spring and early summer.  If you spend a...

Autumnal views over one of our garden management sites.It really has been a spectacular autumn this year. These shorter cooler autumn days have brought crisp cool mornings, blue sky days and amazing sunsets.  The lovely rain last week was also greatly appreciated and needed despite...

I always suggest to clients start the season with a stroll through their outdoor space.  Take your time to wander around the garden so you can really notice what is happening.Normally at this time of year the garden can look quite tired and a bit...

Most roses at this time of year have finished or are finishing off their summer season of blooms so now is the best time to do a prune so you can encourage more flowers in autumn. Roses normally need at least two designated prunes a year.  The...

"An Introduction To Your Garden - How to Learn the Art of Gardening"  This E Book covers lots of tips to get to know your garden. We discuss factors that you need to get to know about your garden such as soil texture, soil pH, drainage,...

Ways to gather weekly garden tips HELLO AND WELCOME.  I thought I would let you know about two of my regular weekly posts on my social media that should give you some more garden information, inspiration and hints. Every Monday I do a post that will focus...

Practical garden hints for designing your garden Continuing on from last week, I am focusing on helpful hints for ways of designing your garden.  Last week I tried to work out what the “Needs” of the garden were.  This week I am looking at the...

Saturday 21st November 2020 - at the Rustic Maze and Country Garden Plant selection is the hardest part of creating a garden. In this workshop we will identify the steps you need to consider before purchasing a plant for your garden. I will give you a list...

practical garden hints for designing your garden Welcome to my garden design series – this series will unfold in coming weeks with information about different aspects of designing a garden from my perspective as a landscape designer.  Whether you are designing your space or working...

Hello and Garden Greetings to you from the Garden at The Berkshires. This is a garden that I have created around my parent’s house on their farm.  Previously to being a garden it was a paddock.  In the last eight years or so we have designed,...