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Hitchin Front Garden Design

Hitchin Front Garden Design

Front Gardens are often overlooked and end up as somewhere to park the car or dump the wheelie bins. However, they can be as attractive as a back garden given a little imagination and plant knowledge. The brief for this front garden in Hitchin was to make it very low maintenance but enhance the house and … Continue reading

Hitchin Courtyard Garden

Hitchin Courtyard Garden

A garden to relax in but also easy to maintain were two of the main objectives for this garden design in Hitchin. The original lawn had seen better days and it was decided from the very start to get rid of it and create a courtyard style garden instead. The lawn was replaced with an attractive Indian sandstone which lifted … Continue reading

Garden Path Design Ideas

Garden Path Design Ideas

I love the ‘Woodstone Sleepers’ product that is available through Marshalls. It replicates traditional wooden railway sleepers but is made from concrete. This makes it stronger and easy to maintain.  I used the dark brown colour to make a stepping stone path to access the shed in the Hitchin garden I blogged about previously. The use … Continue reading

Hitchin Family Garden Design

Hitchin Family Garden Design

I knew last year had been busy for me but I hadn’t realised that 8 months had gone by since I last blogged! So, I’m going to post some of my favourite pictures of some recent gardens that I have designed in and around Hitchin. The brief for this garden was to create a space … Continue reading

Parsnip Success 2012

Parsnip Success 2012

2012 has probably been our worst year for growing vegetables on our allotment in Hitchin, Herts. The extremes of temperature and rainfull were just too much for many of our crop to grow well and have left us disappointed and frustrated. However my spirits were lifted a few weeks ago when we dug our first … Continue reading

Garden Design  Adding Autumn Colour

Garden Design Adding Autumn Colour

Designing gardens means using plants that will look good throughout the year. Autumn is one of my favourite seasons for colour. The rich yellows, oranges and reds are a welcome sight in the garden as everything else is dying back. Dogwoods make exceptional plants for winter interest because of their brightly coloured bark. Cornus alba Kesselringii is … Continue reading

Growing Chilli Peppers

Growing Chilli Peppers

 On our Hitchin allotment in Hertfordshire we always grow a number of chilli plants in the summer. They thrive in our poytunnel and remain easy and undemanding plants. As part of my Christmas stocking last year I was given a packet of Black Pearl Chilli seeds by Unwins. I love growing new varieties of vegetables and seeing and tasting … Continue reading