9 08, 2017

Native wetland plants to dazzle in wetter areas of your garden

By | August 9th, 2017|Plants, Wildlife|0 Comments

If you are lucky enough to have an area of your garden with damp conditions, then here are my suggestions for some of the very best native wetland plants that will add lots of colour and structure, while attracting a host of wildlife too. Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) – this is a simply stunning perennial, [...]

24 05, 2017

Natural Gardens has been awarded a Gold Medal at RHS Chelsea 2017

By | May 24th, 2017|Awards|0 Comments

When previous Chelsea Gold Medal winning garden designer Gary Breeze needed wildlife gardening experts to design the planting for his 2017 Chelsea garden, he looked no further than Natural Gardens and our sister company Wild Ponds. His instinct was rewarded by the judges with a prestigious Gold Medal, with TV presenter Monty Don praising the [...]

30 09, 2016

What are the best trees and shrubs to attract birds into my garden?

By | September 30th, 2016|Ecology, Q&A, Wildlife|0 Comments

The choice of trees and shrubs at a garden centre or nursery can be rather daunting, but do try to include some native types in your garden as these will support many more of the insects that provide an important food source for garden birds. The availability of berries in our gardens in winter is [...]

30 09, 2016

When is the best time of year to create a garden?

By | September 30th, 2016|Q&A|0 Comments

While the construction involved in hard landscaping and garden structures can be undertaken throughout the year, the best time of year to plant trees and shrubs is in autumn and winter, because  there is less chance of the weather turning dry until the following early summer. In autumn and early winter there is also some remaining warmth [...]