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Garden Design & Planting Newsletter

I write monthly articles for several local magazines as I love to share my knowledge and passion for garden design and planting.

If you are interested in using any of my articles or you would like me to write an article for your magazine please contact me.

 

Click here to see more on The Bradgate magazine.

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Here are my latest articles.

Fill gaps in your borders with Hardy Annuals

The nights should be getting lighter now, snowdrops maybe peeping through the soil and giving us a show of their nodding heads and spring is just around the corner. As the weather …

Creating Focal points in the garden

Rather than chatting about plants this month I thought we could look at a creating focal points in your garden. Focal points are used to draw and direct your eye to a …

A Garden Designer’s passion pays off

  In the Garden …. with Garden Blueprints Here an article that was published in The Vine and The Bradgate magazine in September 2016 after success at the RHS show at Tatton …

No colour in your garden in winter – think again

You can still have colour and flowers throughout the winter period. Winter flowering shrubs give you splashes of colour. Yellow flowering Mahonias have showy flower heads from December to March. Their prickly …

Bulbs are king in Spring – Plant in Autumn

It seems a long way off to be thinking of Springtime now however if you spend a little bit of time now you will reap the benefits of having a lovely colourful …

How Lighting Can Enhance Your Garden

The warmer summer evenings mean we can sit in our gardens later into the evening, so I thought I would chat about how lighting can enhance your garden. Avoid strong, bright lights …

Gardens Visits To Inspire You

Amazing Gardens Visits That Will Truly Inspire You The summer should now be well underway with roses in full bloom and the days hot and sunny (we hope!). There are still lots …

Early Flowering Perennials

Early Flowering Perennials That Are Popular Early flowering perennials should be giving your garden some colour this month but you may want to add to your borders. This is still a good …

Do You Have Fences Or Walls To Cover Or Brighten?

Do you have blank fences or walls you want to cover or brighten up? Let’s look at how clematises can do this for you. Clematis have always been a favourite. A couple …

Dealing with a milder Spring 2016

This is the month when your garden springs back to life! The mild winter means things are happening much earlier than normal. This is both good and bad news. Starting with the …

Planting Summer flowering bulbs

Now is the time to look at summer flowering bulbs – a wonderful addition to borders and a great infill between perennials and shrubs. Try the Bishop series of Dahlias: Llandaff (bright …

Right plant, right place

Welcome to a new year in your garden. Make a new year’s resolution to look at what you would like to add to or change in your garden. Perhaps this is the …

Choosing Trees with multi season interest

As thoughts turn to Christmas you may wonder why I’m chatting to you about your garden. This, however, is the best time to plan for next year. It’s one of the best …

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  • “I approached Garden Blueprints with a selection of garden features that appealed to m e and which were to be incorporated into a design for a small garden space. The size was quite challenging.

    Though consultation during a number of visits, Joanne’s interpretation and final design more than exceeded my expectations. In short, she oversaw all the arrangements from original concept to finished project and even ‘matched’ my taste to a landscape gardener that she felt would work well with me to deliver the desired result.”

    Mrs K Whitehurst

  • “Joanne spent time with us discussing our ideas for the transformation of our garden. She came up with a plan which became the perfect answer for our needs. Her sympathetic planting and garden design has been for us an ongoing delight. I would certainly recommend you to others.”

    Mr B & Mrs J Greet

  • “Thank you so much for doing my garden today Joanne. I really so appreciate it. It looks fabulous.”

    Mrs D Russell

  • “Jo, thanks for designing and planting our garde. It’s fabulous and we love it!”

    Mrs M & Mr D Kent

  • “Dear Joanne, many many thanks for making my garden so beautiful and so easy when I do some gardening. Regards.”

    Mrs P Knight

  • “Sorry I was not home when you came to plant my garden but I have to tell you I am delighted with the results, love the trees and all the plants and shrubs. Can’t wait for next year to see all the colours.”

    Mrs C & Mr K Simcox

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