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April 21, 2017

Bulbs for your wildflower meadow

If you have a wildflower meadow, or are considering having one after having read our latest blog post, I am sure you will love to find out about some of our favorite bulbs to complement and enhance any meadow.
April 16, 2017

Have a very lovely Easter

The team at Ann-Marie Powell Gardens wishes you Joy, Happiness, Peace and Success this Easter and hereafter.
April 7, 2017

Get your garden ready for Summer with Ann-Marie Powell and Homebase.

Ann-Marie is delighted to have teamed up with Homebase as the face of the Garden Goals challenge. Getting the garden ready for summer can be a daunting task after a long winter and it can be hard to find the time or motivation to get out there and tackle it in one go. But as the weather warms up and the garden begins to come to life […]
April 5, 2017

Wildflower meadows. Why bother?

It is hard to imagine British literature, art, poetry, and music without references to wildflowers, and the works of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Wordsworth, D. H. Lawrence, William Morris, Ralph Vaughn Williams, and many others would be seriously diminished without the richness of our native flora for inspiration. Shakespeare alone mentions over 100 native wildflowers and plants in his plays and sonnets. But pleasing the eye is […]
March 20, 2017

What happened to Ann-Marie’s Chelsea show garden?

Have you ever wondered what happened to Ann-Marie’s much loved  ‘Health Happiness & Horticulture garden’ at the end of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show? Simon Lycett – celebrity florist – tells us all about it on Garden Tags.
March 10, 2017

We now are a SGD Registered Practice

Ann-Marie Powell Gardens is delighted to share that we are now the third practice in the UK to become a Registered Practice of the Society of Garden Designers (SGD). Always striving for excellence and working to the highest quality standard, we now offer an additional guarantee to our valued client, abiding by the Society’s Code of Conduct. All our design work is under the personal supervision […]
October 24, 2016
Robin in the snow

Autumn: few of our favourite things…Welcoming wildlife.

We love wildlife and to continue our ‘Autumn: Some of our favorite things’ series, this week we share some tips on how to look after our overwintering feathered friends!   {photo credit: magnus manske via wikimedia} As winter draws in, the going gets tough for garden wildlife – and as food sources decrease the need to find food in order to survive increases. Help wildlife over […]
October 19, 2016
Tulipa 'Princess Irene'

Autumn: few of our favourite things … Here come the bulbs!

As summer flowers fade and fizzle, a delivery of fat, plump bulbs offers the promise of Spring and beyond. There’s something rather wonderful about planting the heart of an unseen flower in Autumn, to be forgotten about for months until bulbs burst into colour into the Spring, long before most plants awake from their Winter slumber. Easy to grow, inexpensive and requiring a minimum of […]