The arrival of March flags the beginnings of the headlong rush towards winter, and yes, after our miserable excuse for a summer we want to bury our heads in the sand too. But it also heralds the arrival in plant nurseries of spring bulbs, and growers' brochures online and in...
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A recent project

December 8, 2016
Clients Dennis and Alison got in touch with us a few months back - they'd recently had a new retaining wall built and wanted to revamp the surrounding gardens. It was important to have better access to the area, a usable, flatter lawn space, and new garden beds. They also ha...
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Silly Season garden tips

December 7, 2016
The wild winds have dropped, forecasted rain seems to be passing us by: summer and the Silly Season are here. At last. And that triggers a last-minute rush to have your garden looking its best for all those pre-Christmas parties and the big day itself. Key, is steadfast ...
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A recent project

September 30, 2016
Although the majority of our work is for residential clients, every now and then we do small jobs for commercial clients - and this was one of them. A business owner was unhappy about the view that her staff and clients saw out the office windows: an uninspiring white block...
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Going potty!

September 29, 2016
September 1 strikes and we all go mad, cleaning the house, weeding gardens, plumping up our existing lawns or planting a new one, launching into the vegetable garden with such relish that some essential tasks get a little lost in the dust and stones in our wake. Your plants...
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A recent project

June 28, 2016
Verda Decking is a new product that is becoming a really popular choice for our clients. It looks really impressive - there are no knots; the grain is straight due to the way it's milled; plus it's extra smooth so it feels great to walk on. Some recent clients of ours decide...
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Winter is pruning time

June 22, 2016
It's July and brrrr, it's cold. That signals time to wheel out the pruning shears, pruning saws, loppers and secateurs. Before you launch yourself at everything in the garden, however, check those tools over. They need to be scrupulously clean, oiled and honed sharp to avo...
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A recent project

April 12, 2016
Low maintenance gardens are hugely popular these days - it's certainly what we get asked for more than anything else. The owner of this townhouse garden spends a lot of time with her horse, so she had good reason to request a garden that would be easy to keep looking neat an...
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Autumn is the perfect time of year to give your lawn a bit of TLC. Whether you choose to rip the whole lot up and re-sow your lawn, or you just want to repair some patches after heat of summer, read on for lawn care tips. Plus - see what they do in California to keep their l...
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A recent project

December 11, 2015

A great improvement on an existing outdoor entertaining area!

Phil and Justine wanted to make some changes to their outdoor area, so it became a better spot for entertaining, and more family-friendly. Top of the list was a space for their spa pool, and a built-in barbecue. They also wanted the additions to blend seamlessly with what th...
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