Spring and summer are traditional times to create containers full of seasonal bedding (annuals) to add colour to the garden, however, by using perennials, it can add more texture and interest. What is the difference between an annual and a perennial? An annual is grown from seed, blooms, produces seeds, and then dies all […]
If your garden is looking a bit brown and boring you can easily add some colour with some fabulous spring bulbs, flowers and evergreen shrubs and here’s how you can create a pretty pot.
Firstly, a visit to the local garden centre is a must, so you can select some fabulous healthy plants – there are plenty to choose from. Ideally get a mixture of ‘in the green’ bulbs, cheery bedding plants, an evergreen leafy shrub and a trailing plant such as an ivy.
You will be surprised just how many plants can be grown successfully in clay soil. Whilst working at my design office in a local garden centre there were many people who told me that they couldn’t achieve a pretty garden due to having a difficult soil, but fear not, I will show you how you […]
When I’m designing a garden, I like to include a tree or large shrub in every plan as I love how it gives height, adds colour, texture and interest to any garden and the birds love them too! In built up areas they can also provide privacy and help enclose your garden. These days […]
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) launched a campaign to improve our homes with simple planting. It doesn’t have to be Chelsea Flower Show standard – it can be a windowbox or hanging basket which can be easily changed in each season. You could also use a large pot or a border, which can be filled […]