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A Stainless Century show garden

A different format this month as we look back at the planting in the RHS Gold Medal winning ‘A Stainless Century’ show garden. The planting design is by Phil Hirst who of course designed the garden. We look at one part that you could take away and use together in a free draining border or raised bed.

Wood Henge – A Landscape Garden Design Project

A retired couple were downsizing and asked us to redesign their rear garden, which was very overgrown and totally unsuitable. They wanted to retain the mature planting on the boundary to maintain privacy and required comfortable paved areas that could be used to make the most of the sun at different times of day and […]

What to do in your garden in August

Well July was a great month this year for being in the garden. August is, however, traditionally the hottest month so make sure you keep everything well watered, and if you’re going on holiday enlist the help of a neighbour to look after all your pots, hanging baskets and border. Last month was very hot […]

What to do in your garden in July

Summer is definitely here now, and our gardens are bursting with life. If you’ve been growing vegetables and fruit then you’ll start to harvest the first of your crops this month. You will also have to work hard again this month to keep on top of weeds and keep a watchful eye out for slugs, […]

Swimming Pool Converted to Natural Swimming Pool

The client had an old swimming pool in the Peak District that was in need of renovation and chose us to convert it into a natural swimming pool that had the appearance of a formal pond so when their children grew up they would have a feature that complemented the house. The pool was made larger […]

Garden Style Garden Centre

Set in the beautiful Loxley Valley, just above Damflask reservoir with it’s sailing facilities and only 1 ½ miles from the picturesque Bradfield villages, Gardenstyle is a unique type of Garden Centre. It’s origins lie as a nursery, but over the years it has expanded to include not just the unusual plants and specimens for […]

RHS Tatton 2013 – Best in Show

Last year we’re delighted to be awarded Gold Medal and Best Large Garden at RHS Tatton Flower Show 2013! Our landscaping team here at Garden Style were chosen to build the RHS Tatton Flower Show 2013 garden for designer Phil hurst. The Garden designer Phil Hirst has created a garden which celebrates 100 years of […]

What to do in your garden in June

At last the cold weather and frosts are behind us and the garden is bursting with life. June is an exciting and busy month with a seemingly endless list of things to do. You will really have to work hard this month to keep on top of weeds and keep a watchful eye out for […]

A Hathersage Front Garden Makeover

We were asked to transform this front garden in Hathersage. The starting point was a fairly basic lawned garden with a hedge along the outside edge. We started by clearing the space, removing the lawn and taking down the hedge. We then laid the patio which was to be the central theme of the new […]

What to do in your garden in May

May is a very busy month in the garden with plants growing at a fast pace as the weather and soil warms up. Regular hoeing will keep the weeds at bay and remember to keep checking plants for signs of pest attack. Don’t allow aphids or slugs to get a hold but deal with them […]