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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.

How to rescue your garden after a storm

24th February 2024
Reading time 5 minutes

The recent Winter storms of Gerrit, Henk, Isha and Jocelyn have left many of us looking woefully at our cherished gardens as high winds and heavy rain wreak havoc. Trees, shrubs, garden buildings and fencing have almost certainly taken a bruising. While the ground is feeling sodden and waterlogged. The really unlucky of us had

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How to rescue your garden after a storm

A Year in the Green: Following a Grounds Maintenance Team Through the Seasons

5th January 2024
Reading time 10 minutes

As we start a New Year our Grounds Maintenance team are far from hibernating over the winter months. Instead, they’re sharpening tools and wrapping up warm, ready to get a head start on the diverse range of tasks they undertake throughout the year. So, if you’re wondering what they get up to each month, here’s

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A Year in the Green: Following a Grounds Maintenance Team Through the Seasons

Make a natural Christmas wreath

29th November 2023
Reading time 5 minutes

As we deck the halls this Christmas, one of our favourite traditions is to place a wreath on the door to welcome visitors over the festive period. An elegant way to bring the spirit of the season into your home, a beautiful handmade wreath has been used for centuries as a symbol of celebration, life,

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Make a natural Christmas wreath

Create a garden for all the senses

1st November 2023
Reading time 6 minutes

Gardens have long been a place of solace and rejuvenation, providing a connection to nature that soothes the soul. But what if you could take how you experience your garden to the next level by creating a sensory garden? Sensory gardens combine features, plants, surfaces and objects to stimulate all 5 of our senses –

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Create a garden for all the senses

How to create an accessible garden

29th September 2023
Reading time 9 minutes

Gardens play such an important part in our lives. They give us the means to extend our living space and offer a place to relax and improve our health and well-being. With such a critical role, it’s important everyone can access and enjoy them.  Creating an accessible garden allows anyone, no matter their age or

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How to create an accessible garden

How to regrow vegetables from scraps

30th June 2023
Reading time 7 minutes

Calling all veg growers, money savers, and parents looking for ways to keep young children busy and entertained. We’ve got just the trick for you. Did you know you can regrow vegetables from scraps. It’s really rewarding and an easy way to: Reuse and recycle what you normally put in the food waste into another

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How to regrow vegetables from scraps

Get The Most From a Large Garden

31st May 2023
Reading time 7 minutes

If you’re blessed with a large garden it can sometimes be a daunting task to know where to start in a garden transformation. Often, large gardens can resemble open playing fields with a vast patch of grass in the middle surrounded by trees and shrubs. This layout makes the whole garden feel exposed and a

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Get The Most From a Large Garden

Garden Trends 2023

2nd May 2023
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With the big garden shows kicking off next month with Chelsea, it’s the time when we gaze into our crystal ball to spot the trends we see emerging for garden design and planting. The overarching trend towards ‘environmentally healthy gardens’ seem strong for 2023. As does the understanding of how important immersing ourselves in nature

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Garden Trends 2023

From Messy to Magnificent: The Art of Transforming a Large Garden

30th March 2023
Reading time 7 minutes

Nothing gives our team more pleasure that transforming a sprawling garden into an elegant and harmonious haven. Once we’ve planted the last plant, tidied away the last of our tools and applied the finishing touches, the ‘wow’ reaction we receive from clients as they admire the result is priceless. But before starting on the path

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From Messy to Magnificent: The Art of Transforming a Large Garden