Seasonal Advice

What should I be doing in the garden in June ?

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Some of the normal routines for garden maintenance in June will be somewhat irrelevant given the record rainfall most of us have experienced so far this month but there is still plenty to keep us occupied. Watching water usage might have been appropriate in 2018 but not so far this year. Having said that, Mother […]

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What can I do with a small garden ?

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What can I do with a small garden ? Well, that`s a big question for a small garden answer ! Let`s first break things down a little. First, what do you want your garden space to do ? Are you a keen plantsperson or does your lifestyle mean you would prefer low maintenance ? Or […]

Plant of the Week

Plant of the Week

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And the plant of the week is Heuchera! From the family Saxifragaceae, Heuchera is an evergreen, herbaceous perennial native to North America and commonly known as Coral Bells. These pretty plants will happily grow and flourish in most soil types and conditions from full sun to semi shade. You will find, however, that the darker […]

Pests and Diseases

How can I tackle slugs organically?

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Ideally, we here at St Albans Garden Design like to aim for an organic approach to all our gardening methods. A small pond – or even just a shallow terra cotta dish – should, over time, attract toads and/or frogs – nature`s slug killers ! Frogs and toads drink and keep cool through having their […]

Garden Advice

How do I add height to a small garden?

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St Albans Garden Design - Small Garden Arches

Small Garden Arches and Pergolas Depending on the layout of your small garden and the relationship between planting beds, lawn and paths, why not consider an arch or narrow pergola ? These simple garden structures help to break up the vista and lead the eye through from area to area. They provide support for climbing […]