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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...

The Garden Design process

The Garden Design process Garden Care Contracting is, in many ways, unique in being a complete horticultural company; serving its clients in South West London and Surrey for over 56 years. Incorporating design, landscape, tree surgery and garden maintenance departments; we are able to offer a complete garden service. Photo of...

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...

Plant of the month - 'Prunus sargentii' Plant of the month - 'Prunus sargentii'This month’s plant of the month is a small, deciduous cherry tree with fine autumn colour. The oval leaves are bronze when young, which then turns bright orange and red in autumn.I like this Prunus as it...

Plant of the month - 'Little Goldstar' Rudbeckia fulgida 'Little Goldstar'With a max height of 50cm and spread of 40cm. This deciduous perennial Rudbeckia fulgida is a compact, floriferous Rudbeckia which bears bright yellow, black-eyed blooms from midsummer until Autumn.The ideal planting site for this Rudbeckia is in a moist...

Plant of the month – Luft

Plant of the month - Luft 'Buddleja globosa' This Buddelja is a large semi-evergreen / deciduous shrub with dark green leaves and dense globose heads. Sweet-scented bright orange-yellow flowers form in loose clusters at branch tips in the early summer, measuring 2cm across. I’m fond of this plant as it’s relatively...

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