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Archive for January, 2012

Black Pergolas, black fence panels.. whatever next! Part 1

Posted on: January 16th, 2012 by Jon No Comments

I have to share what has become a rev­e­la­tion for me this week. After refenc­ing an area in a clients gar­den, and build­ing a rather neat and tidy pre­gola and trel­lis fence, she asked me to paint all the tim­ber in Ron­deals Fencelife paint in Black Oak! A Black Per­gola what­ever next. But I have to say I take it all back..it looks very strik­ing and gives the gar­den a con­tem­po­rary feel. Once it is fully planted the black tim­ber will really act as a spoil to the plants. Par­tic­u­larly the climb­ing roses we want to grow up the Per­gola posts. Matt below loves paint­ing!!         

A new year in the garden..Where to start?

Posted on: January 15th, 2012 by Jon No Comments

Faced with a gar­den in Jan­u­ary and how to approach it, its not sur­pris­ing so many of us sim­ply close the back door and promise our­selves we attempt some­thing in March! But we miss a trick if we don’t use this pre­cious time before the grow­ing sea­son kicks off. More time spent now on gar­den house­keep­ing, the less time will be wasted on it later on, when you can do the fun stuff!
First up…cut down and remove every plant you don’t like and be rid of it. There are always some that seem to sur­vive year to year and yet have no func­tion or plea­sure to them. This makes space for your new plants which will keep the gar­den evolv­ing. read more tomorrow..Jon

Happy New Year!

Posted on: January 1st, 2012 by Jon No Comments

Best wishes to all our blog fol­low­ers and clients for a bloom­ing mar­velous 2012!

Jonathan, Tina and team..