Category: General News

Pete Sims Garden Design is published !!

We are very proud to be apart of the book ‘Sunken Landscape Design’ published in English and Chinese. Two of our water gardens feature alongside some amazing work by prestigious designers over 2 categories, 6 pages in each.

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Bee news

Great news! The votes are in. Bee-killer pesticides are going to be suspended across Europe for the next two years. Bees can breathe a sigh of relief. Sadly our environment minister, Owen Paterson, voted against the ban. But enough other … more…

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Encourage little visitors into the garden this year

Encourage and help the bees and butterflies to your garden this year. By planting more flowers you will be providing them with the nectar they need to survive and you will gain the prettiest of visitors. Many herbs attract insects … more…

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Frog news….

The majority of male frogs will hibernate in the garden pond in winter and lie dormant near the bottom. They still need oxygen to survive so if you have a pond please check it during freezing weather and thaw part … more…

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Oh No not Snow ! Protecting your plants in the cold weather

Depending on the situation of your plants potection always is better than cure; By putting a thick layer of mulch around the base of evergreen plants will keep the soil frost free and allow them to take up moisture during … more…

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Magical Christmas Gardens to Visit

This Christmas why not take a trip to one of the many magical Christmas gardens that are open this season. Many have great activities for the children together with crafts, Christmas food and lots more festive treats. The RHS have four Christmas … more…

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Ash Dieback (Chalara fraxinea).

Ash dieback has been highlighted in the news recently and is a serious disease caused by a fungus called Chalara fraxinea. If any of you are concerned or think you may have a tree affected by this fungus please follow this link from … more…

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Gardening design with the Disabled in Mind

It has long been known that gardening is therapeutic for the disabled and as we are being asked more and more to design our gardens with easy accessibility in mind and so are always looking for new creative ideas. This wheelchair-accessible garden … more…

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Top trees to add Autumn colour to your garden

Check out this link for some great ideas for trees that will add Autumn colour to your garden from the RHS http://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/Plant-trials-and-awards/Plant-awards/10-AGM-plants/10-AGM-autumn-trees

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RHS Garden Wisely

Taste of Autumn Festival kicks off tomorrow – 17th October – and is open until Sunday at RHS Garden Wisley! You can taste and buy delicious seasonal produce from the garden, as well as attend talks, cookery demos and get … more…

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