Create the perfect winter garden

Create the perfect winter garden

Prepare to adjust your perspective on what makes the perfect winter garden. In recent years there has been a big shift in winter garden design. A reimagination of a wilder winter where wildlife, birds especially, are taken into account. There’s certainly nothing dull...
Garden Tidies

Garden Tidies

Our award winning Grounds Maintenance teams can provide one off garden tidies to prepare your garden for the colder months ahead, to put your garden “to bed” for the winter. Our winter prep work usually involves: Cutting back herbaceous growth in beds and...
The garden in June and July

The garden in June and July

Summer is just around the corner so start planning ahead and set aside some time to get your garden ready. Jobs for June Hoe borders regularly to keep down weeds Be water-wise, especially in drought-affected areas Position summer hanging baskets and containers outside...
Floral in February

Floral in February

It’s not a month most people associate with plants in bloom, however there are many plants that provide winter colour, texture and interest. Here are our top choices for February. For winter blooms (perennials) Helleborus ‘Ice n’ Roses Red’...
Field grown hedging

Field grown hedging

This is a type of hedging that has literally been grown in a field and then lifted from the ground to be re-planted. It is only available between November and March and is far more cost effective than container grown hedging. There are two types of field grown...
Winter plant ideas

Winter plant ideas

Add the wow factor to your winter garden with striking plants that look their best right now. Whether you’d like to fill your borders with hardy shrubs covered with fragrant flowers, clad a fence or archway with colourful climbers, or plant a small flowering tree to...
Camellias: February plant of the moment

Camellias: February plant of the moment

Few hardy shrubs signal the end of winter better than Camellias, highly valued for their stunning floral displays and fresh, glossy, evergreen foliage. With dozens of varieties available you’ll be spoilt for choice, so pick from camellias in shades of pink, red, white...
Protect your exotics this winter

Protect your exotics this winter

There are lots of different exotic plants that will need protecting or bringing indoors over the winter but for this case study we have decided to focus on banana plants. A little bit of time spent now could save you a lot of money come spring. STEP 1: Wait until the...
November plant care

November plant care

It may seem chilly out there but the summer’s warmth is still in the soil so it’s the ideal time to buy and plant new additions to your garden. Leaves are falling rapidly and wind and rain are on the increase. Tender plants will need protecting from frost,...
Who says January has to be dull

Who says January has to be dull

If January is feeling a little bit cold and dark after the excitement of Christmas, why not add some winter cheer to your garden. We have a range of plants that provide winter colour so there’s no need to wait for spring. Leucothoe ‘Curly...
Jobs for the Garden in December

Jobs for the Garden in December

As the colder weather sets in you may not feel like working outside at this time of year but it’s a great time to sort landscaping projects and plant hedging, trees and shrubs to add structure to the garden. Top 10 jobs this month: Drain down irrigation systems and...
Autumn jobs in the garden

Autumn jobs in the garden

It’s a beautiful time of year, with the trees changing colour but it’s also time to start preparing for early frosts as November approaches. Book your autumn garden tidy with us <find out more> Jobs for October: 1. Plant new trees and hedges2. Clear up...
Create an autumn garden

Create an autumn garden

To create the perfect autumn garden you need to focus on foliage colour. The colour spectrum of autumn is one worth planning for, when the flamboyant hues of summer have passed, the natural tones of this particularly special season set in. When planning your autumn...
The September Garden

The September Garden

The garden at this time of year has a lot to offer. The ground still holds the warmth of the summer and the weather can be hotter and drier than in June or July. There are many later summer flowering perennials to add a splash of colour and these contrast well with...
The garden in August

The garden in August

August is usually one of the hottest months of the year – making watering essential. Try to use grey water wherever possible, especially as water butts may be running low if it has been a dry summer and consider installing a leaky hose irrigation system on a...
Summer Scent and Colour

Summer Scent and Colour

If your garden could do with some extra colour, we have many flowering shrubs, climbers and perennials that peak in summer. Ornamental grasses can really lift a border, giving it that designer look, especially when planted amongst architectural perennials such as the...
Gardening tips for May

Gardening tips for May

Roll up your sleeves…May is the month when the garden really starts to get going, and there’s plenty to do. This is such a wonderful time of year, when there’s warmth in the air and soil and the garden is hinting at the promise of summer. Looking good this month (and...
Top plant picks for April

Top plant picks for April

There are so many plants to choose from at this time of year it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, here is a handy list of our top plant picks for April: Magnolia Far more inspiring than the paint of the same name, Magnolia has many varieties to choose from. The most...
Jobs for the garden in March

Jobs for the garden in March

Spring is just around the corner and with the frequent sunny days providing a great opportunity to get some fresh air, why not break yourself in gently to the start of the growing season with a few gardening tasks? Top 10 jobs this month: Finish pruning fruit trees...
Jobs for the garden in February

Jobs for the garden in February

During this month there are very early signs of nature waking up. Snowdrop shoots may be appearing and plants are just starting to respond to increasing light levels and temperatures. There are still lots of tasks to do in the garden so brace the icy winds and...
Jobs for the garden in January

Jobs for the garden in January

As the colder weather sets in you may not feel like working outside at this time of year but it’s a great time to arrange landscaping projects and plant hedging, trees and shrubs to add structure to the garden. The garden will need protecting from frosts, gale-force...
Spring Flowering Trees

Spring Flowering Trees

Fall in love with our spring flowering trees Is there anything more whimsical and romantic than spring blossom? Trees are a wonderful source of inspiration that highlight the changing seasons, encourage wildlife to flourish as well as helping to purify our air. ...