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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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A Wild to Wonderful Garden – A Client’s Perspective

(3rd blog in a series of 4)   The plant/herb shopping trip stage of Lindsay’s Garden Pond Project   We are now three quarters of the way through our joint project on my garden pond area. Out with the dreary, weedy and uninspiring descriptors for my pond, and in with words such as enlightened, uplifting, inspiring, weed-free and eye-catching!     Herb & plant shopping Last Friday was the herb and plant shopping stage of my garden pond project. READ MORE
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A Wild to Wonderful Garden – A Client’s Perspective

(2nd blog in a series of 4) The removal, renovation and replanting stage of Lindsay’s Garden Pond Project   For those of you who saw Wild to Wonderful’s blog last month, you will know that Cathy Cornish is working on what was my rather dreary, weedy and uninspiring garden pond area. The view to my pond from the dining room table made my heart sink. Cathy came to my rescue with a planting scheme to use existing resources from around the garden to give this area a new, colourful READ MORE
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A Wild to Wonderful Garden – A Client’s Perspective

(1st blog post in a series of 4)   I love my home – and I love my garden. However, with my husband and me both working and three young children to look after, the latter gets overlooked. Inside the home, our family life revolves around the dining room table. Everything happens there; family meals, socialising, homework, painting, planning, working, playing… However, when we glance out of the window to the garden, our hearts sink! The view from the table to the garden is through the READ MORE
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Our first customer video testimonial…

  .......see what our customers think of us, in their own words! READ MORE
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Show garden success!

Our courtyard welcome garden at the Henley Craft & Design Show  We were very proud to be invited to design the Welcome Garden at the main entrance of the Craft & Design Fair at the Henley Show Ground, near Hambleden, which took place on 21st-23rd June this year. The welcome garden was split into 3 specific garden areas to reflect the differing needs of the garden owners and illustrate and inspire the visitors to the show with ideas for their own gardens.  There was a formal entertaining READ MORE
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Wild to Wonderful creates its first show garden!

We are delighted to announce that Wild to Wonderful Garden Design will be creating the Welcome Garden at the entrance to the Contemporary Craft and Design Fair, taking place from 21-23 June at Henley Showground. The welcome garden will feature different areas to replicate different areas of a typical garden - areas for entertaining, relaxing, attracting wildlife and growing vegetables, so there will be plenty of ideas to apply to your own garden, whatever its style or size. Why not come along READ MORE
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Why use a garden designer?

As with all things in life, it’s a good idea to have a plan to work to and an idea of where you are going, and your garden is no exception. Being effectively another room of your house, a properly designed garden can greatly increase the value of your home, so it’s important to get professional help if you don’t feel comfortable tackling the project yourself. 5 Reasons for using a designer 1)      Experience By asking a designer to help you with your garden, you are tapping READ MORE
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Why winter is a great time to design your garden!

February is a hard month for all of us, and our gardens are no exception.  It’s still cold and wintry and although there may be the odd brave bulb or shoot rearing its head, most things are still in their winter hibernation state. But strangely, this is actually a great time to plan your garden... Without the colour and exuberance of spring and summer, the bare winter garden has its structure on show, right down to its bare bones.  It is easy to see the areas that need attention. From READ MORE
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Designing the outdoor space around your new home

If you are building your own home, exterior design is just as important as the interior!  Click on the link to read our article, as featured in September issue of Build It magazine for some useful hints and tips!

exterior design feature-Build It magazine September 2012 edition

 

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