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March 15, 2020

It just has to be ...

February 26, 2020

This month I have chosen Snowdrops.

February 9, 2020

1. Apple Tree Pruning - Now is the time to take care of your apple trees. It is important to remove damaged or diseased branches, any crossing branches and generally prune to 'open up' the inside of the tree. All this will help with fruiting. I shall be pruning a clien...

January 21, 2020

"Boyd, whilst you are here this week, can you cut the grass"?

Those that know me quite well, recognise that I am a thinker, a reflector, you could say, an introvert. So, all of the following went through my mind, in what I guess was only a 5 second pause for the client...

January 12, 2020

Welcome to 2019 everyone. Not quite the usual weather for this time of the year! Anyway, here's my top 5 jobs for the month.

1. Now is a great time of year to clean up all those empty garden pots. Some will just need a clean with warm soapy water, others could be painte...

April 7, 2019

Photinia (Red Robin)

For a shrub that performs well all year, providing great structure in the garden, and then in Spring you get the added bonus of the popping red leaves - so striking on a Spring day.

January 1, 2019

Welcome to 2019. I spent a little time over the holiday period reviewing my Garden Design portfolio. It has grown over the past 5 years, with many types of gardens being created,  but I have noticed at least one type of garden is missing - A Courtyard.

So, for the...

August 2, 2018

"Green fingers are made, not born:
success comes to all, with practice"

(Nigel Colborn)

Well Nigel, I have had a fair amount of practice in the past year - yes, it has been a year since I went full time with Plan B!

It has been a year of exploration and learning, aid...

July 29, 2018


With so many varieties, the Hydrangea is a perfect plant for summer. Check out this variety in my very own garden.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Love You Kiss'

July 1, 2018

Here's your top 5 for July.

1. The grass! After a very busy few months with cutting the grass, this prolonged hot and dry weather will slow down its growth, meaning less cutting. Reduce the browning of your grass by cutting slightly higher than normal. In my opinion, wa...

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