A Guide to Garden Planting styles
Planting styles within a well-crafted garden design unite every design element as one. There are a wide variety of planting styles on offer, each bringing its own array of colourful flowers, natural shapes, and structure.
‘It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.’ – Charles Dickens, Great Expectation
Modern Country Garden Estate Design Elements
Modern country garden estates are a contemporary take on the grand country garden estate design tradition. In a modern country estate garden, traditional design elements are cleverly entwined with modern-day twists, these include modern planting, contemporary hard landscaping, social indoor-outdoor spaces, and swimming pools.
Garden Design Makeover 2018
Garden design makeover 2018? As we welcome in 2018 maybe this is the time to think about treating yourself and your garden to a 2018 makeover and unleash its true potential.
The History of Japanese Gardens
With a history that spans over 2,000 years, a mystifying culture and striking diversity from the ultra-modern Tokyo to the ancient Higashi Chaya Districts – there is no other place quite like Japan.
Edible flowers have been enjoying such a renaissance it’s unusual to sit down for a fine dining experience in a fancy restaurant and not find a flower head or bud on your plate which is not just there for aesthetic purposes and decoration – you can eat it!
Christmas in the United Kingdom
Christmas in the UK is no small affair. You’ll spot twinkling lights decorating houses in November, wander through Christmas markets and may even see advent calendars for sale before the Halloween costumes have sold out. We’re a nation that truly adores the festive season and there are plenty of ways you can join in on the fun.
Autumn Tree Colour
There’s a reason that October is such a highlight in the gardening year and that reason lies in the fact this is the time of the year when nature puts on a spectacular display with the reds and golds and flaming oranges of the autumn tree leaves.
Frimley Green Open Gardens Day
Six gardens and the allotments are opening for Frimley Green’s sixteenth village opening on Sunday 12th June, 2pm to 6 pm. There will also be a display of flower arranging in the Methodist Church by the “Fun with Flowers” group that regularly meets there.
The English Garden. Every element designed with a purpose
The English Garden. Every element designed with a purpose Each year my wife and I have a simple tradition of toasting the spring equinox, saying goodbye to winter and hello to spring. This year it’s the 20th March, and by the time you are reading this we will have no doubt opened a very handsome French wine that we bought in a small vineyard in Burgundy last summer.