The Perfect Garden

The perfect garden (or even worse, the perfect lawn!) is almost a badge of honour, something to be achieved and then shown off like a trophy on the mantelpiece. This search for perfection happens often in our lives – we seek the perfect word, the perfect skin, the perfect cup of tea. But the perfect garden is surely unachievable, if by perfect we mean ‘nothing out of place.’ Flawless. There will surely always be a corner that you haven’t had time to ‘tidy’ or ‘clean’… unless resources are seemingly unlimited… But what this does (beautiful as the space is) is …




“What people somehow forgot to mention when we were children was that we need to make messes in order to find out who we are and why we are here.” Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird This is the best advice we can give to anyone starting there first garden – don’t worry if it is a mess. It is so easy, when you move into a new house and suddenly have all this space to deal with (space that doesn’t stand still and let you catch up with it!) to begin planning for beautiful lawns, lots of roses, or a …



Low Maintenance Garden Ideas

Here are some low maintenance garden ideas for busy people… 1) Design well. For example, don’t do this… Or this… You will spend an age having to drag the mower around awkward corners (straining your back and shoulders while you do so) and then having to strim against walls where the mower blades don’t reach… or worse yet, you leave the grassy tufts, just like in the picture above (and we often see this when we go and meet a client.) Cutting the grass is the most time-consuming and labour intensive job of the summer. Remove all that grief and get yourself …