101 Of Garden Structure – How to add year round form.

101 Of Garden Structure – How to add year round form.

What is garden structure, I hear you say? Well, if you can imagine a garden border or bed made up with plants and flowers that are growing up and then fading away during the years seasonal cycle and then imagine the shrubs, smaller trees, bushes and even statuary that stay as a constant feature, then […]

Winter Planting for Colour

Winter Planting for Colour

Winter planting for colour in the garden is one of those things that you do not realise its importance unless you don’t have it. Bright red and vibrant green stems of Cornus that are covered in silvery frost and lit up by the rays of the winter sun, really is enough to make even a […]

Topiary Tastic – Looking after your topiary all year round.

Topiary Tastic – Looking after your topiary all year round.

It’s topiary time again! Today I want to talk about the different types of plant to use and the best way to look after it as you shape it into something amazing. There are two main times that you can really shape your topiary each year and for that matter any other hedging that you […]

Alfresco and the Rustic Outside Kitchen.

Alfresco and the Rustic Outside Kitchen.

Oddly, I love being outside, the weather mostly doesn’t bother me much but of course it’s much nicer on a warm, sunny, summers’ day. I’m not just talking about gardening either (for a change), entertaining friends and family, or even just the kids playing in the garden is as enjoyable as getting your hands dirty […]

Beans Beans – Broad Beans in the Life of a Surrey Garden

Beans Beans – Broad Beans in the Life of a Surrey Garden

The Earthscapes HQ garden is place in which I can really experiment with what works and what doesn’t. What doesn’t work is a whole subject on its own which I may bore you with in a later post, but today we are talking about what does. Well, actually, what I am going to talk about is […]

It’s a Jungle out There – Life of a Surrey Garden

It’s a Jungle out There – Life of a Surrey Garden

Well, it seems that summer might just have begun in my Surrey garden, albeit a little late but the sun has now definitely made an appearance. Because of this warmer weather and all the rain we have had up until now the rate of growth in the garden has been phenomenal everything, it seems, has doubled in […]

The Dark Art of Lawn Care.

The Dark Art of Lawn Care.

Well actually it’s not that dark at all, in fact its all about the light. There are a few simple things that grass needs to grow well, give them these and like most things they will grow away happily. In no particular order they are air, water, and food. When we provide a lawn care […]

Sparrow Grass – Growing Asparagus

Sparrow Grass – Growing Asparagus

Well Ladies And Gents, the time for english asparagus is upon us. If you’re any thing like us we just cannot get enough of this fantastically tasty vegetable. The only thing stopping me eating every day at his time of year is the price you pay for a small bunch of the stuff. Well, oddly […]

Diggy Hori Hori Diggy

Diggy Hori Hori Diggy

Being a wise old gardener, well an early middle aged one anyway I am sceptical of of the new and improved gadgets and innovations that we are bombarded with on an almost daily basis that will make our lives easier and that once bought we could not imagine how we ever lived without. You would […]