A beautiful garden is a place to marvel at nature, relax the mind, and entertain with family and friends. It’s a chance to show off all the hard work you’ve done, choosing just the right plants and creating the perfect arrangement to display them. But what if you’re looking to add a little something extra to your garden? Where do you turn? One of the best, most eco-friendly ways you can do that is by adding a solar fountain to your garden. Here are some things to consider when purchasing one.
Entries Tagged as 'imagination'
August 25th, 2011 1 Comment
July 28th, 2011 No Comments
Do you sometimes look out at the garden and wish for something a bit different but aren’t quite sure what? You are not alone. The garden can become a bit like wallpaper that’s been around for a few years and it is suitably inoffensive and ‘does the job’.
Take a look at your garden – would it cheer you up to see some changes for the better? Feedback from my customers strongly suggests that you would – so don’t leave it any longer – we can start straight away!
July 3rd, 2011 5 Comments
A group of around twenty people brought together by a love of gardens and the phenomenon known as Twitter were welcomed to The Laskett by the head gardener. The introduction was, in some respects, an apology. an apology for all the shortcomings of the gardens we were about to see: That it had been designed and built in stages on a tight budget: That there were only two gardeners working four days a week; That it was changing – implying that the owners weren’t necessarily happy with it; It was almost as if he was saying don’t expect too much of this garden – this of course after we had all paid our £10 entrance fee!
June 30th, 2010 6 Comments
The element of the Green Dock that I had particularly come to see however was the large rectangular formal garden with ribbons of topiarised Yew hedging trimmed in undulating waves running the entire length of the garden, crossed overhead with angled walkways.
May 12th, 2010 3 Comments
Every year the gardeners at Hidcote plant around 14,000 Tulips and as soon as they finish flowering they dig them all (well nearly all) of them out to make way for the summer planting. Why do they dig them out?
Everywhere you turn you can see how this Arts and Crafts garden of ‘rooms’ has been influencing gardens and garden designers ever since.
May 11th, 2010 No Comments
One of my main reasons for visiting as a Garden Designer is to look at the Show Gardens. Malvern isn’t known as a hotbed for innovation particularly but it can provide some neat glimpses at how other designers approach a garden or planting and I particularly enjoyed chatting with Deb Bird about her garden The Nature of Nurture which particularly struck a chord as I learned much of my gardening from my parents and grandparents. Perhaps one of the most interesting ideas though came in the Schools Section, where two gardens featured greenhouses made from recycled plastic bottles.
May 3rd, 2010 1 Comment
When you meet an iconic person from your chosen field it is difficult to know what to expect. When that designer has won a prestigious RHS Gold Medal at Chelsea flower show for the stunning Champagne Laurent-Perrier Garden you have a real sense of anticipation. Joy then when Luciano smiles in a totally relaxed greeting. Here [...]
March 31st, 2010 1 Comment
In an article today appearing in Horticulture Week, research by multimedia retailer QVC shows that an untidy garden can knock £5,000 off the value of your property. That’s a lot of hard earned money going down the drain!
February 8th, 2010 1 Comment
Garden Organic are running a new campaign called One Pot Pledge where enthusiastic gardeners encourage others who perhaps haven’t tried growing their own vegetables to give it a go. With that in mind I thought I’d share a quick and easy way to make your own recycled newspaper plant pots that biodegrade directly after use.
November 10th, 2009 No Comments
An article in todays Daily Telegraph by Maria Fitzpatrick shows how a well designed garden can add value both to your life and the value of your property. Whilst this may be obvious for a larger garden it is also true of smaller gardens. Several of the gardens that I have designed have done just exactly this for the owners.