Gardens And Patios Home and Gardening

Gardens were thought of as an outside room, and fashions for interiors were extended to the garden. The clipped box shrubs and orderly flowers mirrored the concern with neatness that applied indoors. Some plants that were grown in Stuart gardens more than 400 years ago, such as rosemary and roses, are still popular in gardens today. Gardens are often multipurpose spaces for practical purposes and leisure activities. A Grade ll listed house with extensive landscaped gardens, gifted for the use and enjoyment of the people by Henry Charles ‘Inky’ Stephens of the Stephens’ Ink Company.

There is a trend now too to have outdoor furniture that lets you lounge as if you were actually in your living room. A sofa and armchair set-up is a great option for enjoying drinks with friends or if you prefer to eat in a more informal way – you could include a ‘coffee table’ for your plates. Fire pits are a great addition to a garden, taking on the role of a fireplace. They really come into their own at night, providing warmth and extending the amount of time you can spend in the garden. Gardeners looked to English history for inspiration, and ‘old-fashioned’ plants were used to create the appearance of a cottage garden.

Rhs Garden Hyde Hall Flower Show

And remember, it doesn’t have to be a rectangle – try an oval, circle, square or oblong shape. Last year saw a rise in searches for nifty robotic lawn mowers and ride-on mowers, with the Flymo Easi Glide 300 Electric Mower being a best-seller, as revealed by price comparison service PriceRunner. Sustainable drainage systems can be advised upon and implemented where necessary.

  • If you design your garden, patio or decked area well, you can use the space for most of the year – not just the summer months.
  • They got rid of all the dying turf and rubble underneath the grass and replaced it with a beautiful new level lawn.
  • As seen in the below photo, garden designer Helen Elks-Smith used grass treads, integrating them into the existing lawn to connect the lower patio to the small sun terrace above.
  • A garden, terrace, balcony or any outdoor space is somewhere to be treasured.
  • This wood-free decking has a non porous outer layer, so it essentially self-cleans so the rain will do the hard work.

The National Trust employs over 500 gardeners with an extraordinary wealth of expertise. And now, in this in-depth guide, they pass on their wisdom and provide the answers any new and seasoned gardener is looking for. This book is intended to give you inspiration and confidence to make the most of your garden, without being overwhelmed with unnecessary technical detail.

Octavia Dickinson Transforms An uninhabitable House Into A Much

We have an extensive range of landscape gardening lichfield services and are happy to take on small individual jobs as well as large and varied projects, including project management. Beautiful Gardens strongly supports all aspects of environmental issues. As flowers were expensive they were planted with large spaces between them, allowing the individual plants to be admired.

Feng Shui Plants

We can do this with as little or as much input from yourselves as you wish. Our membership with the Association of Professional Landscapers, the Horticultural Trades Association and the Government-endorsed TrustMark scheme help facilitate this. We are also listed on the Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent Traders Register, used by Age Concern among others.