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This month in the garden

19 January 2017

Cold wind and rain can often make the garden feel intimidating at this time of year. However, despite the harshness of winter there are plants to enjoy and plenty of jobs to be getting on with. This is the time of year when tree barks come into their own.

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Gardens to inspire and delight

23 October 2016

How do you choose your favourite garden? Is it one you visit for inspiration? Or the place you go for a family day out. Do you like modern or traditional English gardens? Read on for a few of my favourites which I recommend visiting for both design and planting inspiration.

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Will a professionally designed garden add value to property?

23 October 2016

This is certainly the conclusion of the Home Insurance specialist Saga. A survey commissioned by the company revealed that 8 in 10 Britons were investing in their garden to increase the value of their home and in the same survey an overwhelming 82% of Britons say the garden is the most important feature when house-hunting.

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Is there such a thing as good design?

23 October 2016

If you want to improve the look, design and planting in your garden, then you may well be thinking about getting a garden designer in to help.

So what makes one designer better than another? Is there such a thing as good design?

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