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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.

In the Night Garden

on 22nd March 2018

Are you someone who works on your garden all year-round only to head on inside the house once the sun goes down? If so, then you may already be pondering over some garden lighting ideas that will help keep you outdoors for longer. Thankfully, the benefits of installing outdoor lighting reach far beyond simply buying

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In the Night Garden

Choosing Garden Fencing

on 22nd February 2018

Garden fencing serves many purposes. It marks the border between adjoining properties and provides privacy from prying neighbours. It keeps escapologist pets (and children) safely in your garden, as well as helping to keep your garden secure from potential intruders. Yet fencing brings so much more to your garden. With the vast choice of available

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Choosing Garden Fencing

Introduce Scent Into Your Garden This Winter

on 13th December 2017

One of the most surprising things about the garden in Winter, is just how much scent can fill the air on a clear, crisp, frosty day. Many hardy plants produce tiny flowers at a time when the weather is at it’s harshest, which exude more intoxicating scent than seems possible given their diminutive size. These

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Introduce Scent Into Your Garden This Winter

10 Drought Resistant Plants That Are Great At Surviving Dry Summers

on 24th August 2017

Climate change is making drought a common problem for avid gardeners. Thanks to an understanding of drought and how plants react to it, Thames Valley Landscapes have put together a list of the top ten drought resistant plants this summer

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10 Drought Resistant Plants That Are Great At Surviving Dry Summers

Landscaping For A Small Garden

on 4th July 2017

Small courtyards, urban back gardens and roof terraces need not be neglected areas of your home. Instead, by employing a few easy landscaping tricks you can turn an unloved area into an oasis of calm and tranquillity that’s perfect for entertaining or escaping to at the end of a long day. Create Your Perfect View

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Landscaping For A Small Garden

How To Get Stripes On Your Lawn

on 19th May 2017

For many people in the UK, their lawn is the pièce de résistance of their garden. It provides spectacular scenery whenever you look out your window, a comfortable place to sit in the Summer, and is evidence of all your hard work in the garden. One of the best ways to elevate the look of

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How To Get Stripes On Your Lawn

Growing Your Own Fruit 1/2

on 10th April 2017

Growing your own summer fruits is easy when you know how. This is part 1 of 2 about how to grow your own fruits at home. We discuss the best fruits to grow, and how to grow them.

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Growing Your Own Fruit 1/2

Add A Shaded Entertainment Area to Your Garden

on 7th March 2017

If you are blessed with a large outdoor space, you are likely spoiled for choice with things to do with it. A particularly good idea is to add an open-air structure to provide a shaded entertaining area during the summer months…

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Add A Shaded Entertainment Area to Your Garden

Ten Tips For Creating The Perfect Garden Path

on 15th February 2017

When planning the new features for your garden, one important element often gets overlooked. The garden walkway or path that is dedicated to getting you from one part of your garden to the other. Here’s how you can make your garden path an attractive and practical centrepiece…

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Ten Tips For Creating The Perfect Garden Path