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Autumn Acers

Autumn Acers

I was lucky enough to visit the Forestry Commission Arboretum at Westonbirt last weekend. It is situated in the heart of the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire.¬† Autumn is a fantastic time of year to visit for the stunning array of colours. Westonbirt is internationally known for it’s collection of 2000 Japanese maples. and in late Autumnn … Continue reading

Winter Garden Design – Using Focal Points

Winter Garden Design – Using Focal Points

As a garden designer in Hertfordshire I think it’s really important that our gardens work for us in the winter months. You can do this by creating a ‘focal point’. It will add interest and colour at a time when most of your other plants have died down. By making a statement with plants or … Continue reading

Growing Carrots in Containers

Growing Carrots in Containers

Trying to grow carrots on our allotmet in Hitchin has always met with failure! This year I thought I’d try something different. I stumbled across these woven sacks in the Marshall’s seed catalogue and thought they’d be perfect for growing carrots in. They’re sold as potato Gro-Sacks but in fact you could plant almost anything … Continue reading

Snowdrop Showtime

Snowdrop Showtime

My spirits lift when I see snowdrops. For such a small flower they give¬† enormous pleasure at what is such a gloomy time of year. However small or large your garden snowdrops are a must for this time of year. They will delight even the grumpiest and reluctant gardener with their simple yet elegant beauty. … Continue reading

Spring Flowering Containers

Spring Flowering Containers

Containers are perfect for patio or courtyard garden designs where planting space is at a premium. They allow you to be bold with colour and create a short lived but dramatic focal point. I planted these bright red tulips last Autumn in a terracotta pot and have taken great pleasure from their intense yet fresh … Continue reading