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Guidance, advice and ideas from the experts at Thames Valley Gardens on how to build, maintain and grow your dream landscaped garden. Find tips on what to do each month. Inspiration for creating the garden design of your dreams. Planting ideas for year round colour and scent, and how to guides for maintaining your garden and keeping your lawn in pristine condition.

Vegetables to sow and grow over autumn and winter

on 28th October 2020

Winter can be a bit of a dismal time in the garden as everything shuts down and goes to sleep. But we are strongly of the opinion that this does not have to be the case. With a bit of planning you can have a healthy crop of salad and vegetables ready to pick and

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Outdoor Kitchen Ideas

on 18th September 2020
When the great British summer gets into its swing, there is nothing better than heading outdoors and making the most of long days and warm evenings. For many this finer weather also signals the start of BBQ season. At the first sign of Sun, many a dusty grill is rescued from the back of the...
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The Low Down on Low Maintenance Gardening

on 25th August 2020

Given the demands of today’s busy lifestyles, devoting time to our gardens does not always feature top of our agendas as work, family and life commitments take priority over dreams of achieving a Chelsea inspired vision. But if you are someone who loves spending time in their garden, rather than the hassle of looking after

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Gardening for Health and Happiness

on 27th July 2020

During our recent period of lockdown, I think we can all admit to times of feeling anxious and worried by the array of new challenges we faced and expectations of ‘carrying on as normal’ whilst our lives were anything but. In fact, a recent article from the Guardian shows that the psychological toll from Covid-19

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Growing Their Own At Oakley Court Hotel

on 12th June 2020

We are proud of our long relationship with the Oakley Court Hotel in Windsor providing year round maintenance of their beautiful riverside grounds. So, were delighted when they approached us last December with an exciting new project to expand their kitchen garden to allow them to grow more produce to supply their restaurants. ‘’Here at

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The Rise of Vertical Gardening

on 22nd May 2020

Small spaces are proving creative outlets for keen gardeners during lockdowns. Tiny gardens, petite patios and bijou balconies are all receiving green makeovers to create oasis of calm for some much-needed escape. Using containers and pots has traditionally been the way to pack a small plot with plants. But a the growing trend for vertical

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Great Ideas To Get Kids Gardening During Lockdown

on 27th April 2020

As we face another 3 weeks of lockdown due to COVID 19 we’re sure many parents are looking for ideas to keep kids active and amused. With good weather and longer days just around the corner, getting them out in the garden and engaged with nature is not just good for their physical and mental

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With an artificial lawn you no longer need to “keep off the grass”

on 2nd April 2020

For many gardens a natural lawn is the norm. In fact, achieving the perfect weed free, tram-lined patch of green is a serious pass time for many a gardener. But there are times when a grass lawn just doesn’t cut it. In areas of heavy wear and tear, shade or drought, natural lawns lose their

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Garden fence or hedge? Considering your options.

on 2nd March 2020

Fences and hedges are the most popular ways of defining property boundaries. When we buy a house we generally find there are already hedges or fences in place and we don’t give them any further thought beyond giving the hedge an annual trim or replacing a broken fence panel after a particularly nasty storm. But

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Summer Lawn Care – The Essentials

on 19th July 2019

There is nothing as redolent of an English summer as a classic billiard table lawn. Immaculate stripes of green basking in the sunshine with a strategically placed table and parasol for that all-important afternoon tea. These days, fewer people seem to have the courage to opt for a lawn but you don’t have to take

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