We use cookies on this website. To use the website as intended please accept cookies.

Thursday September 19 , 2019

Blue Daisy Blog

Blue Daisy blog written by Nicki Jackson & Jules Clark - for news, views, garden design, gardening and plant observations and thoughts.

Subscribe to this list via RSS Blog posts tagged in patio

Great British Garden Revival- BBC2

Posted by on in News & Views

gardenrevivalA new 10 part series is due to air on BBC2 this week.  It aims to do for horticulture and plants what the Great British Bake Off has done for baking and cakes!  Can this be a good or a bad thing?  Anything that puts horticulture on the agenda can only be a good thing as far as I'm concerned and it will be interesting to see the public's reaction to it.  It's said to be trying to reverse the nation's obsession with paving, patios and decking and trying to stir up some passion for plants and all things green!  

Each episode will have two well known presenters such as Monty Don, Chris Beardshaw, Carol Klein, Charlie Dimmock, Alys Fowler and Joe Swift. They are tasked with bringing an aspect of horticulture to our screens by giving us hands-on advice, explaining the heritage aspect of whatever it is they're concentrating on and showing how, through correct care or restoration, there can indeed be a revival.

Subject areas that will be covered are topiary, herbaceous borders, roof gardens, wild flowers, kitchen gardens, cottage gardens and even house plants.   Perhaps this kind of programme would have been best placed in the New Year schedules when the people have Christmas behind them and can concentrate, or maybe even plan some changes for their garden!  

As for me, I'm looking forward to it and I'll be interested to see how they try to bring back some traditional horticultural skills however nostalgic it might be. 

 

 

 

Hits: 2743 0 Comments
0

Bringing the Design to Life

Posted by on in Garden Design

Well it has been a very exiting day today I have been to see one of my garden designs being brought to life.  When I arrived at my customers house the builders were there working away and have so far laid the patio, built a wall and given it a first render, built the pond (see below), installed the water chute and the electrician was there too! 

pond 1

Continue reading
Hits: 3851 0 Comments
0

Blog Categories

Tag Cloud

garden room rococo topiary Gardeners World Hosta gardening on tv Buxus Laurel BBC Coastal plants Monty Don Decking Snowdrops November garden ornamental grasses Berginia June garden John Massey sweat peas Herb garden Fleece build spring bulbs women and work award Blue Daisy Acuba Events & Shows Perennial vertical garden garden focal points water feature Stone Lane Gardens winner wild flowers Trees composting Geranium Kelmarsh Hall house plants structure Tom Hart-Dyke water New York Highline October garden Hidcote Ashwood Nurseries CorTen herbaceous borders sunflowers kitchen garden Moss Bank Park grow your own HTA NSALG Achillea hydroponic August garden edible garden show RHS Chelsea rainwater harvesting Cut flowers watering can blue stonemarket roof gardens Great British Garden Revival hard landscaping Charlie Dimmock show gardens James Wong Berberis deer terracota elm National Gardening Week Malvern Spring Show March garden sound in the garden roof garden alpines Chelsea Physic Garden contemporary Sophie Raworth Jekka McVicar Toby Buckland courtyard rosemary reclaimed materials traditional style Capability Brown National Trust planning your garden Joe Swift Echinacea winter garden Horticultural Joseph Banks December garden Greenhouse February Levens Hall spring garden plant pots Joanna Lumley patio garden design tip recycled materials Matt James January garden July garden acer February garden cyclamen hosepipe Malvern Hills summer garden pollinating insects RHS Malvern Absorb pollution RHS Tatton Park Ilex productive garden Kensington Roof Garden rock gardens Glasshouse wildlife September garden Cosmos astrosanguineus Euphorbia Seed sowing Highgrove Briza maxima Urban Heat Island gravel Horticulturalist doddington hall eco-friendly pollinators Bamboo Chris Beardshaw herbs Alys Fowler cottage garden Spring shrubs sorbus autumn garden April garden RHS kerb-side appeal basil CorTen steel garden paving Futurescape garden advice at home colour in your garden water conservation London bees Stoneleigh Winter shrubs cottage gardens Mrs Loudon form Wildflowers career in horticulture Herb Lantra Alan Titchmarsh birch poppies Lawrence Johnston HNC Nicki Jackson Crocus movement in the garden Kew Gardens plants Taxus drought watering legacy gift RHS Hampton Court lawn care garden design Wisley Narcissus Prince Harry Selfridges Roof Garden Urban Heat Island Effect Shrubs grey water saving water pond bulb display ha ha twitter scented shrubs Daffodils pests repetition Birmingham Library front garden Phyllostachys nigra Horticulture GYO heatwave unity Rachel de Thame Chelsea Flower Show Garden Planning Cambridge botanical garden Cloches Carol Klein May garden surfaces water butt garden design trends green spaces ash Floating Paradise Gardens of London timber bulbs snow

Welcome to Blue Daisy Blog



Our Promise

promiseWe work hard to keep our customers happy.  We work to a voluntary customer charter.

Peace of Mind

simplybusinessWe take our responsibilities seriously so we're insured through Simply Business.

Click on the logo for our Garden Design insurance details. For Gardening details see our gardening services page.

Proud Members Of...

landscapejuicen... The Landscape Juice Network where we interact with other professional gardeners, designers and landscapers.