What should you do if you want your dry garden to look stunning throughout the year? If you believe that the only solution is to water it daily and abundantly, or focus all of your energy on trying to (unsuccessfully) improve the conditions, you will be happy to hear […]
Much Ado About Mulching Why mulching is important, it is an essential component of gardening but it’s often misunderstood. Let’s approach it from the standpoint of the benefits of mulching and some of the challenges associated with it.
Garden Improvements for House Sellers Are you thinking about selling your house and considering what needs a ‘sprucing up’ to impress potential buyers? Well make sure that you don’t overlook another important ‘room’ in your home – your garden.
We’re pretty sure you don’t need us to tell you that modern life is stressful. We live in a fast-paced world, where everybody wants something and they want it now! With this in mind, it is all the more important to have a quiet place that you can escape to.
Why is Autumn the best time of the entire year for Planting Trees & Shrubs?
Exploiting the “Heat Island” Effect in our plant choices and creating gardens – PART 1
We have just had one of the mildest Autumns on record but, not meaning to sound too pessimistic, I am sure things will change weather wise be it sooner or later. The combination of complacency and the element of surprise regarding the last 2 winters meant that plants which may […]
Updated for 2016 Seasons Designing gardens for roof terraces, balconies and patios can be one of the most challenging areas in which to create sustainable planting. The problem with these areas is that invariably they are exposed to wind and sun, with very little shade, and the plants need to […]
by Myles Challis – in-house Garden Designer at Paramount Plants Few people would take the chance and lack of consultation when it comes to “interior design” that they often do when planning their gardens.
How renovating your Garden could increase the value of your home When making decisions about refurbishing our homes, statistics suggest our number 1 priority is to increase interior space. We tend to go for that new open plan kitchen/seating area and/or adding extra bedrooms or office space. Next most popular, apparently, is the importance […]
Maintaining Your Garden By Lucas Mariconda Now that everyone is getting out into their gardens again after the harsh winter there is a lot of work to do. It may seem like a daunting task but once started even a couple of hours here and there can make the difference. […]