July 29, 2013

Plant winners for me at Tatton

  There were so many different plants that I loved at RHS Tatton Flower show this year,  I am afraid that I was a little bit ‘child in a sweetshop’!  However, within the main show gardens, there were a few plants or plant combinations that stood out for me, either for particular characteristics or for their…

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July 28, 2013

Tatton Flower Show 2013: Ideas to take away!

Following my visit to the RHS Tatton Flower show 2013 on 25th July in glorious sunshine,  I have captured some of my thoughts on the gardens in an article for Cheshire Life (September edition, available in a few weeks time).  Show gardens are great for inspiration and ideas.  Here are a selection of initial thoughts…

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July 22, 2013

Top Tips for Small gardens & courtyards

At Poppyhead we have a passion for and interest in small gardens & courtyards, balconies & roof terraces.  I think this is because we have grown up with them (my very first garden was tiny and now we have a small courtyard and a boutique allotment!-you will probably have seen my extensive blogs, pictures and…

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July 15, 2013

Employing the services of a garden/landscape designer: Why use us?

Everyone has seen those garden makeovers on the TV, which claim to turn your garden around in half an hour, and with little money.  However,  to get something of quality, that will grow and develop effectively, isn’t quite as simple, or as cheap as that, although it doesn’t have to break the bank.  But would…

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July 11, 2013

Wildlife needs your help! -Create a home for nature in your garden

The recent news that our wildlife is struggling, revealed following a study of UK wildlife which suggested that 60% of all species are in decline is worrying.  This comes at a time when the EU have recently voted to ban the use of neonicotinoids on crops that are pollinated by bees following concerns over the decline…

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