Gardening: Plant Hunters Article – June/July 20

Not So Humble Umbels by Martin Blow

Brilliant white cow parsley lining our roadsides in late spring is totally evocative of the British countryside. If you look closely at the flower heads you will see they are shaped like umbrellas and this is where the name for this type of plant comes from: Umbels. […]

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Eco Friendly – June/July 20

Don’t Be Water Wasteful

When you’ve been through a British winter, it’s sometimes difficult to appreciate the need to save water. However, cutting your consumption will bring both environmental and financial benefits. […]

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Blue Daisy Garden Diary – June/July 20

Potty About Pots by Nicki Jackson

There are any number of reasons why you might choose to put plants into pots but for the purposes of this article we’re going to be coming at the wonderful world of container planting from a garden design perspective. […]

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VE Day – Stay at Home Victory Party Ideas – May 20

When VE Day dawns on 8th May 2020 it will be 75 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the war in Europe. Years of carnage and destruction had come to an end and millions of people took to the streets and pubs to celebrate peace, mourn their loved-ones and to hope for the future, but not forgetting those still in conflict until 15th August when it was announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally to the Allies, effectively ending World War II. […]

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Gardening: Plant Hunters Article – April/May 20

Growing Granny’s Bonnets by Martin Blow

“Granny’s Bonnets” or columbine are easy to grow, reliable and tough perennials that have popped up in cottage gardens from time immemorial. The proper name, aquilegia, comes from the Latin for “eagle” from the resemblance of the shape of the flower to an eagle’s claw. […]

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Interiors Column – April/May 20

Room To Play by Katherine Sorrell

Putting together a child’s play space is a great opportunity for imaginative design.

Children need their own space so it is beneficial to create a dedicated space in which they can work, play and relax. […]

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Blue Daisy Garden Diary – April/May 2020

Garden Design Quick Tip: Repetition Through Form by Nicki Jackson

Repetition is one of those key elements of garden design that helps achieve that goal of unity in a garden. While unity is the harmonisation of the whole, repetition is part of unity and there are many ways of using repetition in a garden design. […]

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Mercia Landscapes Article – February/March 20

Mercia Landscapes Celebrates 40 Years in Business!

Tony Keogh, owner of Mercia Landscapes has been providing landscaping and garden services in Coventry and Warwickshire for 40 years. Tony’s nephew, Kevin, is also employed by the family run business which has a reputation for high standards of work and attention to detail, to make your outdoor space a lovely place to spend time and entertain. […]

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Gardening: Plant Hunters Article – February/March 20

Perfect Primulas by Martin Blow

The name primula comes from the Latin for “first” and the native Primrose (Primula vulgaris) is a herald of spring in many woodlands. There are many types of primrose, some common and easy and others rare and requiring special conditions. This month I’m going to focus on some I’ve found easy enough for most gardens provided you meet the general requirement for a moist soil and some shade from the hot sun. […]

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Interiors Column – February/March 20

Back To Black by Katherine Sorrell

Sophisticated, intense and eye-catching – use black in your interior to create drama, interest and on-trend style.

Although it goes against convention, when employed with thoughtfulness and flair the use of black in an interior can be surprising and successful. […]

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