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Trends that have dominated gardening in 2018

From creating wildlife-friendly gardens to getting the mood right with your outdoor lighting, there are so many exciting trends that have shaped gardening in 2018. These are our favorite 7 trends of 2018.


These days, space is at a premium—but, designers are determined to make even the smallest of gardens useful and attractive. While small gardens are by no means new, we’ve noticed great progress in the way they are designed. In this case, less really can be more.


Balcony gardening has been on a steady rise in recent years, but now, with more people living in rented properties or with little or no outdoor space in city areas, this new approach to gardening is proving to be popular.


‘Veganism is one of the fastest growing lifestyle movements with the number of Brits choosing a plant-based diet rising by more than 360 per cent over the past decade,’ explains The Greenhouse People. ‘Coupled with rising food prices and a growing appreciation of organic produce, in 2018 the grow your own movement saw a resurgence.’


With so many mass-produced products around us, we often forget that people still make things by hand. The following examples prove that in the garden handcrafted is always best. We hope they encourage you to seek out an artisan next time you add a structure or other important element to your property.


The most common method for enclosing a garden is with a fence. Of course fences have practical purposes, like containing pets or preventing trespassing, but they aren’t always the most attractive solution. This is why we love the new style of enclosing gardens with lush plantings that offer privacy, yet are attractive and welcoming.


This year we’ve seen a huge increase in wildlife-friendly gardens. Wild fllowers and ferns have been used to create lush, verdant landscapes that provide food sources for pollinators and hedgehogs alike.


This year, natural materials have been hugely on-trend. Decorative wooden panels have combined with natural bark pathways and the graceful swaying branches of birch, field maple and silver streak jacquemontii to create the sensation of standing in the midst of a woodland.

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10 simple tips to maintain your beautiful garden

How many hours do you spend when it comes to gardening? Gardening is a much-loved activity but unfortunately, due to our busy lifestyles, we don’t all have the time to beautify our outdoor spaces. So how exactly can we give our garden the attention it deserves?

To get the nation gardening smarter, we have suggested 10 tips across watering, lawn maintenance and weeding to help you see greater rewards from your garden.Read more

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How to maximize a small space?

1. Go higher

Enhance your space and the illusion of size by planting vertically. Using raised planters not only give plantings an added height to aid in screening, they also allow for ease of maintenance. Added functionality with planter walls being used as seats, will reduce clutter with elimination of the need for scattered chairs and benches. Espaliered plants on a blank wall will add interest and aid to screen and distract unsightly plain walls.Read more

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Planning for Your Outdoor Kitchen? What You Need to Know!

Planning for an outdoor kitchen is fairly straightforward if you think about what you want and need, and research a designer who can bring the skill to the table to make it happen. When you’re researching a designer remember that good design does not cost it pays. The best design and build companies can deliver great design and quality installation, while walking you through the process – from design to budgeting, construction and permitting.Read more

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Design a Bird Friendly Landscape

Attracting a variety of birds to your backyard takes more than adding a few birdfeeders or filling a bird bath – a bird-friendly landscape should fulfill all of a wild bird’s basic needs, including food, shelter, water and nesting sites. With these keys to the right habitat, your backyard can attract a wide range of popular birds.Read more

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10 Steps to help and revive a dying, sick or neglected overgrown hedge.

In most cases a hedge is grown from a fast growing, but still robust perennial shrub. Most of these can take a hard pruning and come back quite quickly. Depending on the severity of the damage one will need to make a call on replacing the hedge, some of the plants that form the hedge or giving it a hard pruning to reform the shape and health of your hedge.

If your hedge is in a not so healthy or overgrown state, follow these steps and tips to restore its former glory.Read more