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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

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