Marc Patrick, Author at Garden Care

Planting a wildflower meadow

Planting a wildflower meadow Don’t miss a trick in your garden with our tips to sow a wildflower meadow this year. It’s the most simplistic and cost-effective way to plant an area at home.A wildflower meadow in a suburban garden is a fantastic feature, offering a changing canvas of floral...

Plant of the month - 'Ceanothus' A garden favourite, 'Ceanothus' also known as 'California lilac', is a compact, bushy and versatile shrub, known for its impressive flowering display.These deciduous or evergreen plants can be grown in a variety of locations and look particularly good against a sunny, sheltered wall. They can...

Award winning and quality assured garden services At Garden Care we offer all landscaping services: fencing, walling, paving, as well as tree surgery and garden maintenance.Our teams of professional staff have the expertise and knowledge needed to keep your garden looking its best, year-round.Our services include:• Garden Maintenance• Landscaping• Tree Surgery• Garden Design•...

Plant of the month - 'Helleborus Var' This month’s plant of the month is Helleborus Var.These are wonderful winter flowering plants. Offering green and yellow foliage and flower colour choices of green, pink, white or purple. They grow in many aspects and are not difficult to establish.Ideal for the winter...

Planning ahead

Planning ahead Winter is the best time of year to plan for the next season. That includes not only planting, but also the structure of your garden.We like to look at our client’s gardens and design zones within the space they have. Each area we create, can be the destination for...

Batten down the hatches!

Batten down the hatches! Winter in the UK is often accompanied by unsettled weather conditions. Strong winds can damage or even destroy fence panels which can be very costly to replace. It's worth taking the time now to check your fencing and fence posts to ensure they can withstand strong...

Supporting our local team

Supporting our local team Garden Care Contracting are delighted to be co-sponsoring the match kits for Kingston Rugby Clubs Mini & Junior sections.Kingston R.F.C is a community club established in 1886 and located on the Hook Road in Surrey. They welcome players into the rugby community from age 5 right...

Any one like £50 off?

Any one like £50 off? Receive a £50 Garden Care voucher if you book any job before the end of January 2024!Does your garden need a spring clean? Thinking about some new borders and fencing? How about a new patio to enjoy this summer? We are running a promotional offer...

Plant of the month - 'Nerine Bowdenii' This month’s plant of the month is Nerine Bowdenii, alternatively known as the Guernsey Lily.It is an herbaceous bulb and grows up to around 450mm tall. The green leaves have beautiful large pink or white lily-like flowers in the late summer and autumn. Hardy nerine are...

What a waste!

What a waste! Edible fruit growing in our gardens and trends of ignorance towards utilising this commodityOn my travels as a commercial horticulturalist, I visit many clients’ gardens; it is not uncommon to see fruit trees, such as Cherry’s, Pear and Apples that are sometimes neglected, but nearly always bearing...

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