Posts made in March, 2013

22nd March 2013 – Threat of Snow!

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As I look into the garden today, there is a threat of snow and the wind is howling around.  Not typical March weather but us gardeners get to know how to work with nature – after all we can never beat it!  With the weather being so unpredictable at the moment, you can still pop to the garden centres to buy your seeds and summer bulbs so you are ready to go when the better weather arrives. Shareby

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20th March 2013 – Reclaiming the garden

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I have been busy this morning reclaiming a flower bed from ivy that had taken hold over the years.  Physical work that certainly kept me warm, while temperatures are well below the seasonal norm.  All I need to do now is to add some well rotted organic matter and start planting.  In the meantime, I’m popping inside for a cuppa and do some planning. Shareby

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Keeping weeds under control

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Keeping weeds under control

This was an area behind a residence, where a brick building had been demolished and then left bare. The client called to say he wanted it to become a garden. After a design was agreed, the landscaper then built to the specification, before we planted according to the planting plan. A garden was then created Shareby

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Garden Design

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Garden Design

After removing the lawn and four large conifer trees on the boundary, we have managed to enlarge the driveway but also have a much more colourful, low maintenance garden. Using mainly evergreen shrubs for the structure and infilling with osteospernum and lavender, underplanted with spring bulbs and decorative fencing tidy up the boundaries. The grass now wont need to be mown every week and there is no need to worry about ladders to trim the conifers. Shareby

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Small rear garden, Stevenage

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Small rear garden, Stevenage

Although the customer had an existing summerhouse, they wanted to reduce the grass area and install raised beds for planting, due to health issues. As the grass had not been mown, this first had to be tackled before removing. Then the job of building raised plan ters from railway sleepers and building bespoke decking started. Within 24 hours of completing the work the customer had recliners on the decking enjoying their new space! Shareby

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