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Smart Landscape Design – An Urban Retreat

Smart Landscape Design – An Urban Retreat

This award-winning garden is the perfect urban retreat. It was designed and built by our Bristol-based customers, Smart Landscape Design. As specialists in creating gardens that are detailed, personal, imaginative and rewarding, they certainly deserved their two BALI Awards; Principal award for best in category (Domestic Garden Construction £60-100k) along with the award for Best Newcomer to BALI. This award-winning back garden was the first part of a large project that also encompassed two further spaces. These include the front driveway…

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James Dobson – Modern Garden Transformation

James Dobson – Modern Garden Transformation

Bringing the ‘inside’ outside is a common theme in modern garden design. This has never been more evident than in 2020. With travel restricted, the need for a comfortable and social outside space has become very important. Our customer, Gardens by James Dobson provided just this, in the form of a complete garden transformation for their clients. Based in Worcester, Gardens by James Dobson provide a tailored service to their clients, ensuring that each garden is personal to them. The…

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5 Simple Ways To Maintain A Gravel Garden

5 Simple Ways To Maintain A Gravel Garden

Gravel gardens can be a great option for areas of your outdoor space. They look fabulous and are generally easy to maintain. It is important to know how to maintain a gravel garden in order to keep your space looking pristine. Gravel gardens are often chosen as an alternative to traditional turf gardens, as they require little effort all year round. In addition, you only need to water the plants and weeds are less common so you can say goodbye…

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How To Use Slate In Your Garden

How To Use Slate In Your Garden

If you are looking for a versatile, low maintenance landscaping product then slate could be your answer. Using slate in your garden ensures you have a wide variety of complementary products on offer. This decorative aggregate comes in a wide range of slate stone products including Slate Chippings, Paddlestones, Mini Mulch, Rockery, Monoliths and Feature Stones. As slate is a recycled product it is also more environmentally friendly than most decorative aggregates. We offer slate products in 5 stunning colour…

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Going for Gold

Going for Gold

If you are looking to transform your garden with our products and want to take inspiration from a Gold Medal winning show garden then read on. All these gardens were really going for gold! This summer has seen many of our products used in gardens that have received gold at the UK’s top Flower Shows. Our blog will guide you through how these gardens used decorative aggregates to fantastic effect! Harrogate Flower Show Harrogate Flower show ran from the 25th…

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The Manchester Garden

The Manchester Garden

We take a look at The Manchester Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019. Designed by Exterior Architecture it honours the great city’s past, present and future. As Manchester was at the heart of the industrial revolution it developed very quickly which left very little green space. The garden was created to illustrate their desire to be at the forefront of urban planting. It also celebrates the ethos of green spaces such as Angel Meadows. There were 10 trees in…

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City Escapes Garden wins three awards at Royal Norfolk Show

City Escapes Garden wins three awards at Royal Norfolk Show

In June 2019 we supported Lucy Belsey in her City Escapes garden at the Royal Norfolk Show. We were pleased to donate Silver Grey Pebbles and Cobbles to the project which was awarded an incredible Gold Medal, Best in Show and the Visitor Vote. We love hearing about the process that landscape designers go through to create such beautiful spaces so we asked Lucy some questions about her City Escapes garden. What were the key elements of the City Escapes…

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Get your garden ready for summer!

Get your garden ready for summer!

The long cold days of winter are behind us (yay!). Therefore it’s time to get your garden ready for summer, but where to start? Check out our top tips below for summer garden ideas and help on rejuvenating your outdoor space! #1 Start planning Do you want to create a relaxing space for entertainment or a budget friendly plot? Or do you have a large garden that you want to transform, alternatively perhaps you want to make the most of…

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Which gravel for your garden or driveway?

Which gravel for your garden or driveway?

How do you choose the best gravel for your garden when you’re creating a driveway, path or border? There are many factors to think about including colour, texture and durability. This article should help to guide your decision to making the right choice for your landscaping project. Gravel can be a relatively low cost landscaping material for covering large areas, or for adding decorative finishing touches to outdoor spaces. There are a few key questions to ask yourself when choosing…

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A checklist for welcoming wildlife into your garden

A checklist for welcoming wildlife into your garden

The weather may be chilly but there’s still reason to pull on your gardening gloves and get landscaping this Spring! Look at this useful checklist with hints and tips from the telegraph and the RHS to encouraging wildlife into your garden. See how many you can tick off! Information from  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/3344407/25-ways-to-get-wildlife-into-your-garden.html https://www.rhs.org.uk/science/conservation-biodiversity/wildlife/encourage-wildlife-to-your-garden https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/wildlife-garden/wildlife/encourage-wildlife-to-your-garden