Laying turf

If a lawn needs to be instant, laying turf is not that complicated. There are steps to follow and rules to be observed, but generally the time-intensive work is in the preparation. The area needs to be measured and ideally converted to sqm. This will be approximately how many rolls of turf you’ll need. Always […]

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Turf v Sow

The decision of whether to turf or sow mainly lies with time and cost. The method of turfing will achieve a lawn instantly whereas sowing your seed may take considerably longer, the time of year will need to be considered but will cost a lot less. Either method is relatively straightforward as long as a […]

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Winter Colour 2

There are plants that are principally known for their Winter show and largely non descript at other times. The plant can often be decidious and the flowers or berries borne on bare stems. These plants may have foliage throughout the year but this is not what they’re recognised for. Hamamelis mollis ‘Pallida’ (Chinese Witch Hazel) […]

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Ornamental Grasses

These Ornamental plants are incredibly easy to look after. Most are almost self sufficient. Once in situ they offer texture, shape, colour and structure. An example would be Cortaderia selloana (Pampas Grass). In the 1970’s, there was a popular trend in planting Pampas in a small frontage, then to find it 20 years on dominating […]

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Shrubs for Small Spaces

Foliage, flowers and berries can all be achieved despite having a small area to play with. There are Conifers, Pines and Junipers which are slow growing but strictly speaking not dwarf. Thuja Teddy, Picea glauca conica and Juniperus green carpet. it’s more they stay smaller for longer. There are, however, compact shrubs that stay in this habit […]

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