At Bath Garden Design, we are huge fans of colour in the garden, whether it is from the planting or the structures such as fences and gates, furniture and timber structures as well as walls. Colour can either perk up a grey day, of which we have had far too many lately, or it can […]
Leisure time in the garden
Benches or garden seats are an important element in a garden. Somewhere to rest, to relax, to socialise, or to simply have a quick sit-down while you admire your hard work. Without them the garden becomes a place you walk through or view from the window. There should be at least one seating place but […]
Houseleeks or Sempervivum (meaning live for ever) are succulent ornamental hardy plants that have been used in pleasure gardens since around the thirteenth century. Later during the Italian Renaissance these plants were adopted for use in planting schemes as a solid massed groundcover, which also included camomile, mint, tarragon and violets.
I love the July garden, even mine, which although a work in progress has borders beautifully full to bursting and full of colour and scent. Ideally at this time of year we should all be enjoying our gardens and the fruits of our labour. Everything is at its peak and looking great so we should […]
This year I have been growing several kinds of chillies and to be honest, I’ve been struggling. They have either not grown very big or they are simply not doing anything at all and look rather sad. I decided to go and see Alex Duck of the Upton Cheney Chilli Farm at Manor Farm near […]
As spring is once more staring us in the face, now is a great time to get organised, get cleaning and maintain any tools and garden equipment, and if you are new to gardening, to start thinking about the best tools to buy….