General Tips

EXPERT TIPS FOR FRAZZLED LAWNS

It’s been sat on, rolled on, picnicked and played football on - AND there was that heatwave… time to give your lawns some serious love and attention. First, Weed.Weed.Weed. We don’t mind a daisy or two but now the ground has been softened by the august rains it’s the perfect time to get those perennial weeds such as dandelions and plantains out - root and all. Choose your weapon: a daisy grubber, hand trowel or blunt butter knife will do [...]

PLANT SURVIVAL GUIDE – FOR YOUR HOLIDAY

It’s a little nerve racking, you’ve sown, dug, planted, grown and now you’re going on that well deserved holiday - how will your plants survive? We go through this every year so let us pass on our own plant survival tips! THE NEIGHBOURS First point of call, knock on your neighbour’s door; a little visit from them with a watering can a couple of times a week will do wonders - just make sure you remember them as you’re stocking up [...]

NATURALISTIC PRAIRIE PLANTING COMBINATIONS

 When we think about prairie planting schemes we tend to look at the leaders in this area of design for inspiration and ideas. Designers such as Piet Oudulf, Nigel Dunnett and Dan Pearson have all showed it can be achievable to recreate the feel of the Native American prairies in a small space. Once established these planting schemes can provide long periods of interest. Require less watering and are drought resilient once established after their first two seasons. Also [...]