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New Garden

New Garden

Your First Garden is an exciting prospect! What should you do with it? This week I'll be sharing my tips for how to make the best of a new space, but before you do anything else, you must... wait. You never know what's lurking under the soil, ready to spring into...

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Snow

Snow

The snow really picks out the design of this stepped cascade. Good ‘bones’ in your design is critical to maintain interest in the garden when all colour is stripped out by the enveloping snow. Running water stays liquid even in freezing conditions. This little stream...

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Frost!

Frost!

Garden Advice, Garden Maintenance / By Kate Charles We’ve all seen a bit of properly cold winter weather over the last couple of weeks, and if the forecast is to be trusted, we’re in for a bit more too. Putting the inconvenience and sometimes hazardous effects aside,...

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Check out this flythrough!

Check out this flythrough!

Ok, I’ll admit to being slightly obsessed with using tech to inspire my clients! This video features a flythrough of a garden designed in SketchUp, rendered in Twinmotion, and edited in Adobe Premiere. It really doesn’t take that long to do, and I hope you’ll agree...

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Bee’s Needs week

Bee’s Needs week

Bees need us! This week is ‘Bee’s needs week’ brought to you by the Bumblebee Conservation trust (link below). Learn all about what bees need from us, and how you can make your garden bee-friendly. Border designs and planting plans from KCGD can maximise the potential...

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Grow Your Own – Veg at Home

Grow Your Own – Veg at Home

Hi everyone, here's the latest in my occasional video series! This one is a grow your own veg at home tutorial video, showing how to easily propagate Basil plants, taking cuttings, rooting cuttings, and potting on. I hope you enjoy the video, and let me know in the...

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Grow Your Own – Pricking out

Grow Your Own – Pricking out

The second Grow your own veg at home video - Pricking out. This video shows you how to pot on your seedlings when they are ready to go into pots or modules of their own. Enjoy the video - and pop any questions or comments below - especially if you have found this...

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Sowing Seeds – Introduction

Sowing Seeds – Introduction

During the lockdown, lots of people are considering gardening as a hobby to pass the time. I've recorded a series of short videos to help you get started - the first video shows how to sow some popular seeds - and now is the perfect time to get some seedlings going!I...

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Autumn Colour

Autumn Colour

Well, I think Autumn has definitely arrived, with storms and wet weather. It's the time of year when we retreat inside and pull out the snuggly blankets! There's nothing wrong with that, in fact I'm nursing a hot drink as I write this. However, our gardens can still...

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