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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.

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

Six Tips For Saving Water In Your Garden

on 30th July 2018

Keeping your garden hydrated during a hot spell can be a time consuming challenge. It can also be an expensive undertaking if you have a water meter fitted. But the need to save water during the warmer summer months is actually driven by factors that extend far beyond our own back yard. The uncomfortable truth

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Six Tips For Saving Water In Your Garden

Why Every Garden Needs a Bug Hotel

on 27th June 2018

Bugs, critters, creepy crawlies – call them what you like. When it comes to insects people can have mixed emotions. But love them or hate them there’s no getting away from the fact that insects play a vital role in our gardens and are essential for sustaining our natural environment. If we want our gardens

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Why Every Garden Needs a Bug Hotel

7 Things You Need To Do Before Tackling Your Garden Transformation

on 17th May 2018

After a long cold Winter, Spring has finally arrived and the warm sunshine is tempting us back out into our gardens. However, our first forays outside are also the time when we start to notice those neglected patches of garden that we always said we’d get round to replanting or landscaping last year. Now is

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7 Things You Need To Do Before Tackling Your Garden Transformation