Garden Advice & How-To Guides

How to create a Mediterranean garden

Many of us have a love for the Mediterranean culture and certainly the weather!  Why not create a piece of the ...

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5 Front garden path ideas

The front garden path is an important part of your overall home and garden design.  It is often said, first ...

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Create a place of sanctuary in your garden

My recent visit to Gardeners World Live June 2019 reminded me of our need to create a place of sanctuary in our ...

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How to choose the right paving material for your patio

Choosing the right paving material for your patio is a key decision to make and given the wide choice available, ...

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Front garden ideas

It is so easy to overlook our front garden.  Yet, is the first thing people will see when visiting your home, or ...

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Victorian town house garden

A large number of the homes in the UK are traditional Victorian Town Houses.  Typically the property will have a ...

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How to create a cottage garden

  In the late 19th Century it became popular to create a cottage garden packed full of colour and charm.  The ...

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How to create a split level patio

You may have a natural slope in your garden or just wish to create different levels to add interest, so why not ...

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Path Edgings Ideas

Do paths always need edging?  The short answer to this question would be no, however, path edging not only looks ...

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How to create a low maintenance garden

There is no such thing as a NO maintenance garden, but you can with careful design and product selection create a ...

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Planning your garden

Planning your own garden can be challenging, but enormously rewarding.  Whether you have recently moved to a new ...

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Herringbone pattern for patio or path

The Herringbone pattern is most commonly used for block paving driveways, pathways and parquet flooring.  However, ...

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Ideas for Patio border

For many, me included a well chosen patio border for your paving helps complete the patio design.  A patio border ...

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How to make the most of a small patio

I was reminded recently, that for some people it can be a real challenge to make the most of a small patio space, ...

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How to design garden steps

I have enjoyed visiting a large number of gardens over the years and I have been struck how much the design of ...

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How to get your patio ready for Spring

Spring is fast approaching and it will not be long before a warm dry day arrives and we will want to be enjoying ...

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How to use formal design in your own garden

It is easy to think formal garden design is only suitable for large country estates such as Blenheim palace, ...

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How to lay a circular patio

The circle has been a popular design feature throughout the ages and perhaps it is the perfect symmetry of circles ...

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How to create a Serpentine Path

The serpentine path is a wonderful solution when you want an exciting and dynamic path to wind it’s way ...

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How to design a stepping stone path

A stepping stone path is designed to be visually pleasing, to lead you on an unhurried journey through your garden, ...

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How to build a small garden wall

Walling blocks are ideal for creating a raised bed, enclosing a patio area, garden steps or building a bbq. The ...

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How to add colour to your patio

In recent years patios are largely Grey or Beige.  Although there is nothing wrong with this, in fact our best ...

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Create the perfect patio

Before I start, I must bring to your attention that it was an article written in a Saturday newspaper by Stephen ...

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Creating intimate spaces in your garden

Over the summer I have really enjoyed visiting a variety of gardens from grand stately homes to small cosy ...

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How to make a small garden look bigger

Here are 6 handy tips on how to make a small garden look bigger:   1. Shape– the use of clever shapes ...

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Assessing your garden

In choosing the right paving for your patio it is useful to assess your garden, and achieve a balance between your ...

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Choosing the right patio paving stone

Choosing the right patio paving stone for your garden is clearly a matter of taste and budget. You need to consider ...

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Paving Laying Guide

The laying guide is intended to be a guide only for a standard patio (not porcelain paving) and we would always ...

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Caring for your patio

Avoid using power washers and chemical cleaners especially on reconstituted stone paving. Use a stiff broom and ...

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