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Protecting your garden from stormy weather

Protecting your garden from stormy weather

Our poor gardens and the open landscapes have been affected by the recent severe stormy weather conditions and the extremely high rain fall.   For keen gardeners it is soul

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Time to reflect

Time to reflect

    As I return back to my client’s gardens after a bit of down time, it gives me the chance to reflect on the year and how things can

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Plants …. good to be around

Plants …. good to be around

There is so much history and geography behind the different varieties of plants; great plant hunters collected them over the centuries, it is remarkable how all these plants have adapted

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What is a Horticulturalist Garden Consultant?

What is a Horticulturalist Garden Consultant?

As many people are getting adventurous in their gardens, people are experiencing the benefits of being with plants and the outdoors.   Since last year, many people have needed support

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Turning to gardening

Turning to gardening

It is lovely to see so many people turning to gardening for the first time or even just enjoying the beautiful Devon landscape. We are all looking for ways to keep the

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How could a Gardening Consultation with a Professional Horticulturist  benefit you?

How could a Gardening Consultation with a Professional Horticulturist benefit you?

  How do I bring the passion back into my garden? How could improvements be achieved in my garden?  Could this investment add value to my property?   These may be

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Who to choose? a Horticulturist, a Landscaper, a Garden Designer?

Who to choose? a Horticulturist, a Landscaper, a Garden Designer?

It has been lovely to see so many people take to the great outdoors and experience gardening in 2020.  Be it,  large gardens, small town gardens or vibrant window boxes on

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Planning for Winter

Planning for Winter

Lady Horticulturist is planning for her Winter tidy-up.  This includes heavily pruning back shrubs and rejuevenating areas that may have got overgrown, certain plants may need reducing to allow other

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Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Lady Horticulturist will be continuing with gardening visits as usual, where possible, during this time but will be avoiding any close contact with clients, who are requested to stay indoors.

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Understanding your Soil

Understanding your Soil

So many of us see the brown matter surrounding our plants, but how many of us regard is as being sacred?  We do take our soil for granted.  This winter

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The small things in life

The small things in life

When I am travelling around, each day is very different.  I come into contact with some wonderful wildlife, flora and fauna and sometimes photos don’t do them justice and fail

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