Nature is wonderful and plants just want to grow.  A beautiful, abundant garden is a gift for the soul and one of the most important things you can do to combat the effects of climate change on wildlife.

Once you are armed with the knowledge of your soil, your sun and shade levels and which plants will thrive not just survive you can join the green fingered brigade with confidence.

What you get :

Soil PH & Composition Analysis

Soils range from acidic to alkaline and choosing plants that love your soil is critical. Soil composition can vary between different areas of the same garden depending on surrounding trees and drainage.  There are plants that will adore any garden condition, so don't shoehorn in plants and hope for the best.  Damp, shady areas well planted with dramatic jungle planting can make it the most attractive part of the garden.  There are plants that will flower their heads off for months in dry, stony soil and need nothing in return.  Get the right plants in the right place and they look after themselves. Planting to suit your soil is crucial.

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Planting Style

Different planting styles suit different gardens.  Styles range from strong architectural planting to soft romantic cottage garden schemes.

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Sun & Shade Map

Full Sun Plants do best with 6 hours plus of direct sunshine.  If they are in a shadier area they will grow leggy and lean over trying to catch the rays.  Semi sun plants love to get 3 to 6 hours of direct sunshine or all day dappled shade.  If they get more than this they can collapse and wilt and need constant watering to keep them alive.  Most gardens have a mixture of full sun, semi sun and full shade areas.  Gardens always look amazing when the planting is co-ordinated to harmonise between all areas to give a really cohesive look.

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Designing with Colour

The exciting bit!  Choose from cool and classy lime green and whites combination, amazing when repeated throughout the whole garden.  Or how about hot and vibrant magentas, with velvety plums and deep silky tangerine - yum! Colour schemes can be altered between spring and summer plantings meaning you can get really imaginative.

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