What to do in your garden in March

Hopefully spring is now in the air! The top gardening jobs for March in the ornamental garden include:- – Scrape away a layer of old compost of permanently potted plants and top dress with fresh compost; – Cut back perennials left with top growth over the winter; – Divide overcrowded clumps of herbaceous perennials and […]

How much does a garden makeover cost?

When I visit clients for the first time, the inevitable question comes up ‘How much does a garden makeover cost?’ This is a difficult question to answer as each of our garden design projects are bespoke to the client’s requirements. BUT you should have a budget in mind at the outset when first talking to […]

Best of Houzz 2021 Customer Services Award

We are honoured to have won a Best Of Houzz 2021 award for Customer Service. This award is allocated by Houzz to service-oriented professionals as a sign of their commitment to excellence. Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design has a worldwide community of over 40 million homeowners, home design enthusiasts and professional […]

Plants for winter structure

A question which I am often asked at my consultations is ‘what can I grow in my garden in North East Scotland which will look good all year round?’ Many people would like to emulate the show gardens at Chelsea Flower Show (wouldn’t we all?!) but many plants featured there will not survive a winter […]

Why use a professional garden designer?

A garden designer does not just draw pretty pictures and faff about with some plants.  It’s a real profession! Would you build a house without an architect? No! Like architects, garden designers can survey your garden and design it with suitable materials and plants to get the best results for the right price. The only […]

School Sensory Garden

Design brief: The aim of this project was to create a sensory garden for a primary school in Aberdeen City. This was for children with visual impairment and additional support needs. It needed to be a colourful, sensory space which was low maintenance. The design: The school garden was East facing so the plants needed […]