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Job vacancy January 2016

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We’re on the hunt for a new designer!   We cover all aspects of design from initial survey through to planting and aftercare looking for enthusiastic, sociable, flexible full-time designer new or experienced designers welcome, must have garden design/landscape architecture …

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Bedtime for the garden … what to chop and when?

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We do seem to have finally run up against winter.  Which is fair enough, we’ve had a pretty good blast of summer.  But before you get stuck into the pre-Christmas shenanigans, it’s time to think about sorting out the garden …

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The future’s bright!

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For fireworks in the spring, you need to be planting now, soggy old autumn.  Of course the garden centres will happily sell you pots of daffodils in flower next year BUT the brilliant thing is, you spend very little and …

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Filling late summer gaps

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All right, I know, it’s only August. How dare I breathe the words “late summer” just yet? Personally I prefer to stave off Autumn for as long as possible BUT we have had a fairly advanced year, horticulturally speaking, so …

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Herby bliss – growing and eating your own

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There’s a common concern amongst gardening folk that if you plant some mint in the border,  it will have colonised the entire neighbourhood in the wink of an eye.  Well maybe.  It never does that for me, to be honest, …

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Living walls in urban design – green, brown or glorious techicolor?

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Hear the phrase “living wall” and what springs to mind?  A lush concoction of soft patterned shades of green spilling improbably from the side of a building?  Or dastardedly ivy with only one aim in mind, to dislodge mortar from …

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What do garden designers do about plants?

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At the Garden Design discussion yesterday evening, hosted by redoubtable Tim Richardson, we touched on a myriad of topics but our starting point was a topic dear to many hearts: plants. Britain is not just a nation of shopkeepers.  It’s …

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Christmas gifts for gardeners – Part 3 – cosy armchair gardening

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This is not a round-up of the latest books for gardeners … but instead it’s a very short list of three books on my shelves that I would recommend as gifts for gardeners, that I personally use over and over and find …

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Caro came up with an innovative solution at an extremely reasonable price that gave us a great entertaining space surrounded by imaginitive planting - the work was finished when my daughter was away and when she came home she had just one word - "Georgeous".


Glenda Shawley, London