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Planting through membrane and mulch – a step-by-step guide

Planting through weed membrane and covering it with gravel or bark chippings is a great way to reduce weeding and create an attractive low maintenance border. However, the planting can be a bit tricky, so here are 5 simple steps to make it easier:   Step 1 – clearing the gravel/bark If you can plant before you apply the mulch to hide the membrane, that is best, but if you aren’t able to do so, rake back the mulch to expose the membrane beneath. Cut a cross READ MORE

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Trust me, I’m a garden designer!

When it comes to gardening, patience is everything and there’s certainly a large element of trust involved at this time of year especially…. Many people assume that after summer, things are calming down in the gardening world, in fact nothing could be further from the truth!  With the cooler & damper weather, its now the ideal time for planting new plants into your borders and the perfect opportunity to split existing perennials to create larger displays of your favourite plants in READ MORE

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How does your garden blend with its surroundings?

The most pleasing gardens complement their natural surroundings, connecting effortlessly with the landscape. Our gardens should provide a tranquil space to enjoy, a haven from the outside world where you can sit and watch the world go by at its own natural pace. A well planned garden should reflect your own personality and particular needs as well as blending seamlessly into your local environment.  Here at Wild to Wonderful, we advise our customers on how to create a garden that fits READ MORE

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Brightening a small area with pots

Even if you only have a small garden or no space for a border in your garden, you can still create a beautiful effect using pots. You can use bright colours to add a splash of colour to a dull corner or use more subtle cooling green foliage for a cooling effect, and also add scent and height to otherwise flat or featureless areas. Either groupings of pots of different shapes and sizes or just one large feature pot, whichever takes your fancy!  And of course, you can move them around READ MORE

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A step-by-step guide to planting through membrane to create a gravel garden

Planting through weed membrane with a covering gravel (or bark chippings) is a great way to reduce weeding and create an attractive low maintenance border. However, the planting can be a bit tricky, so here are 5 simple steps to make it easier:   Step 1 – clearing the gravel/bark If you can plant before you apply the mulch to hide the membrane, that is best, but if you aren’t able to do so, rake back the mulch to expose the membrane beneath. Cut a cross READ MORE

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