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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.

Gardeners Have Just Gotta Love The Bugs

on 21st March 2019

In the past spotting a bug or creepy crawly on the leaves of a favourite perennial or prize-winning vegetable would have struck horror into the hearts of most gardeners. Retribution would have been swift and almost always involved reaching for the insecticide to take down the invading invertebrate. Nowadays gardeners are much better versed in

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Gardeners Have Just Gotta Love The Bugs

How to protect your garden from wet and windy weather

on 22nd February 2019

The weather forecast hints at some wet and windy weather in the Thames Valley these coming weeks. It’s something we all expect from this time of year. But what if – like in 2015 – the bad weather turns up and stays for a while?  With advice on how to create drought-free gardens and outdoor

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How to protect your garden from wet and windy weather

Garden Trends For 2019

on 28th January 2019

If your new year’s resolution involves getting your garden ship-shape in time for summer, then you’ll no doubt want to know what’s expected to be hot on the garden scene in 2019. To put you on the right path, we’ve put our heads together here at Thames Valley Landscapes and have created the following list

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Garden Trends For 2019

Create A Garden That You Can Use All Year Round

on 20th December 2018

Most of us have come to realise that spending time outside has a positive impact on our health and wellbeing. But when the colder weather sets the warm sofa seems more inviting than a wet garden bench. Sure, braving the prospect of rain, sleet or snow is not most people’s idea of a good time.

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Create A Garden That You Can Use All Year Round

Five things you’ll get from a BALI registered landscaper

on 26th November 2018

We’re under no illusion: It’s not that hard to find a landscape gardener in the Thames Valley region. A quick look online will present you with plenty of companies offering everything from basic gardening services to grounds design and architecture. But finding a reliable and customer-centric landscaper can be another ball game altogether. How can

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Five things you’ll get from a BALI registered landscaper

The Benefits Of Porcelain Paving

on 24th October 2018

If you’re looking for a clean, contemporary feel to your new garden scheme then look no further than porcelain paving.  Porcelain paving is a relatively new addition to materials that are suitable for garden paving, drives and patio. Man made from natural materials this type of paving resembles large tiles and provides a highly consistent

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The Benefits Of Porcelain Paving

Resin Bonded or Resin Bound Shingle?

on 24th October 2018

Resin bonded or resin bound shingle is an ideal paving choice when you want to have the decorative look of shingle, but without the problems associated with loose stones. By adhering the shingle to a sub-layer, you will no longer have the problems of these small stones getting caught in footwear and being walked through

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Resin Bonded or Resin Bound Shingle?

Autumn Lawn Care Tips

on 17th September 2018

At the end of summer our lawns can look a little worse for wear with bare patches in the shape of paddling pools, unwanted moss and weeds starting to creep amongst the carefully tended grass, and scuffs and dents from impromptu football matches with the kids. The good news is that autumn is a great

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Autumn Lawn Care Tips

Five Vegetable Crops That You Can Sow In Autumn

on 14th September 2018

With the long warm days of summer now gone and the first signs of autumn starting to show, you might think the time of sowing vegetables is long past. The good news is there are a number of vegetables, that if you get in the ground now, will give you crops right through winter and

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Five Vegetable Crops That You Can Sow In Autumn

How to Keep Your Garden Healthy Whilst on Holiday

on 6th August 2018

It’s typical. Just as you start looking forward to your summer holiday, your garden seems to look lovelier than ever! As such, you have to start thinking about making those necessary arrangements that will ensure the survival of your precious plants and flowers while you are away. Failing to take the necessary precautions when it

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How to Keep Your Garden Healthy Whilst on Holiday