Gardening Tips

Potential of your Property

Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Building, Garden | Comments Off on Potential of your Property

A well thought garden can really influence Buyer if you wish to market the house. It is a worthwhile investment for you to use as the Outdoor Lifestyle you created and crafted to be enjoyed by guests/family/friends. And well chosen plants means it get better year by year unlike indoor design and expenditure! If a panel fence is needed for privacy, how about erecting freestanding trellis panels to obscure the wood. This can then be planted with Euonymous/Pyracanthus for an all year round espalier display. Autumn cut back is all you need. For those of you who really groan at the thought of lawncare/cutting, have a think about the latest ‘evolution ‘ of indistinguishable from grass, artificial turf, no mud, no cutting, no moss, no weeds, no wear and tear …and lasts for many years. We can advise install.   Building ~ The Visionary Service. All too often we think about moving when we haven’t really truly investigated just what we have right under our nose. I can show you the potential of your property if you seek Space/Light/Storage/Extensions/Conversions. I can explain Building Regs/Planning Permission and possible costings. Before calling the Estate Agent …contact The Other Room …and lets discuss how best to reconfigure and extend and add value to what you already...

read more

More Gardening Tips for May

Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Garden, Wildlife | Comments Off on More Gardening Tips for May

Now is the time to take down the Garden Bird Feeders and give them a good scrub. Young hatchlings have a plentiful food supply now from parents and fatballs and dried seed can choke them. A Garden really makes a home ~ but even more so if you embrace nature as well. If you can nominate a spot for Wildlife the plant a variegated leaf Buddleja or if not a combination of ‘Indigo’ and ‘Magenta’ for a stunning display that will really lure butterflies/honey bees en mass. Underneath a good scattering of wildflower seed mix, kept damp …will be a huge wildlife...

read more

More Gardening Tips for April

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Food, Garden, Gardening time of the month | Comments Off on More Gardening Tips for April

More Gardening Tips for April Invest in irrigation Set on a timer basis, watering at night when less water will be lost by evapotranspiration too, is evnironmentlly friendly. We can install and set u the whole system for stress free watering and a lush garden, even for you Hanging Baskets. Raspberries Plant a Summer fruiting and Autumn fruiting variety. Keep plants as individual Stools that can prosper into about 5 or 6 Spawns (young growth shoots) per Spool. Check nets are entact to keep birds from feasting on them, and even butterflies from laying eggs. Daffodils Deadhead Daffodils, give a ground feed, and don’t cut back until leaves go yellow or they won’t flower next year Winter Shrubs. Daphnes, Viburnums and other winter shrubs can be pruned now so that through the summer they put on healthy new growth to flower well in Winter. Grass Really give lawns a deep scarify now ( we totally blitz clients lawns for the best summer performance). Ripping out all the thatch, moss, weeds and couch grass… It will look awful initially, but with tlc, a good raking a top quality loam and overseed ..and regular watering …it will totally make the difference. Some fork aerating will help too with compacted sites For help on the above items, please give us a call or send us a...

read more

Gardening tips for May

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in Gardening time of the month | Comments Off on Gardening tips for May

Gardening tips for May Plant out Sweet Peas with hazel sticks (stripped of leaves, as supports in a Tee-pee fashion) Harvest Asparagus Tips and enjoy on their own or with a little Hollandaise Give topiary a trim being mindful of disturbing nesting birds Keep on eye for any emerging sucker growth on roses as this really drain performance

read more

Gardening tips for April

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in Gardening time of the month | Comments Off on Gardening tips for April

Gardening tips for April Sow Tender vegetables indoor such tomatoes and courgettes Plant any new Alpines and mulch with gravel Give lawns a spring feed, rake in some lawn sand and brush in some seed at the same time Turf laying is still possible now but will need to be professionally laid with a good Loam base

read more