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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 21, 2016
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Don’t miss Ann-Marie’s lecture at the next Gardens Illustrated Festival!

There is still time to book your tickets for Ann-Marie’s ‘A Passion for Plants’ lecture at the Garden Illustrated Festival. Set in the breathtaking grounds of Westonbirt School (Cotswolds) including an Arboretum, Italianate gardens, fountains and even its own grotto, the Festival promises to be a must-go appointment in the calendar of all discerning garden-enthusiast. Ann-Marie will reveal how the studio uses plants to add texture, movement […]
October 21, 2016
Grand Designs Live 2016

Ann-Marie at Grand Design Live

If you are visiting Grand Designs Live today, don’t miss Ann-Marie Powell’s precious tips on how to transform your garden!  You can find her in the Grand Theatre at 11:00AM. See you there! 
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 […]
October 12, 2016

Autumn: few of our favourite things…

A gentle month with warm days and cosy evenings, October sees the garden gracefully move into autumn. Low light levels and shorter days sees the atmosphere within the garden change as summer ebbs away. Though it is be time to tuck the garden into bed for the coming winter, there is still so much to enjoy in the garden: there is an array of fruits […]
October 5, 2016

Your questions answered: Bare-root, Root-ball, or Containerised?

Here we are again, it is that time of the year in which attractive catalogues and newsletters try to seduce you with intriguing bare-roots plants of familiar as well as unheard varieties. You might well have room for ‘just one more’ specimen in your garden, and be ready to fall into temptation…… but what does bare-root really mean, and is it really a good alternative to […]
September 28, 2016

Ann-Marie Powell’s top 5 Tulips!

With so much choice, choosing the perfect variety of tulip might feel quite overwhelming! This week we come to help – revealing Ann-Marie Powell’s favorite varieties, so why not grab a cup of tea and put your feet up? Tulipa ‘Abu Hassan’: A stunning bi-coloured variety, with dark velvety mahogany flowers tipped in golden-yellow. One of the first to flower. April, 45cm circa. Tulipa ’Ballerina’: The […]
September 21, 2016

Bulbs: your questions answered!

Bulbs can really add an extra dimention to your garden and no planting scheme should do without! This week we will be sharing our clients most common questions on these loved and cheering plants.  Photo source Sarah Raven HOW DO I CHOOSE THE RIGHT BULBS? A very sensible question to start with! Your bulb selection will mainly depends on your soil, exposition, and favourite colour scheme. […]