Spring back into action

Spring back into action

Despite a few hard frosts, a chilly wind and a light dusting of snow our region has had a fairly mild start to the year enabling gardeners to get ready for the busy season ahead.

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Subtle Charms of Wintertime

Subtle Charms of Wintertime

With Garden Designer, Sally Cunis Now that the decorations are packed away for another year and the celebrations are over, it’s time to shrug off the spell of lethargy cast by recent festivities and step out into the garden as that is where the true magic happens. Whether it is...

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Out in the Garden

Out in the Garden

Balmy days, fiery autumn colours and sunshine extend this most extraordinary year and it is hard to believe that winter is upon us. Bright red berries of Hawthorn (Crataegus), Rose, Sorbus and Cotoneaster festoon hedgerows and gardens alike indicating, if old tales are to be believed, we are in for...

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Autumn in the Garden

Autumn in the Garden

A light of harvest hope after the long, hot heatwave With garden designer, Sally Cunis For the first time in many years most gardeners are probably hoping that we don’t have an Indian summer.  We have enjoyed or endured (however you want to look at it) extremes of heat since...

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Growing the love at Owd Martha’s Yard

Growing the love at Owd Martha’s Yard

Cultivated from a community effort, things just keep on blossoming down at Owd Martha’s Yard in Hoyland. Since 2015, a whole host of volunteers have gotten behind the project to transform an unloved, unused piece of land behind Belmont WMC into a community garden that the whole village can enjoy....

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Gardening: Shade

Gardening: Shade

Have you got shade covered? Garden designer, Sally Cunis, looks at how to introduce shade into the garden this summer Recently, taking the scenic route home from Sheffield with a couple of friends out past Loxley and through the charming villages of Low and High Bradfield, meandering along lanes edged...

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Gardening: Back to basics with borders

Gardening: Back to basics with borders

Garden designer, Sally Cunis, gives us a few hints and tips about how to plan the perfect border Snow and icy blasts from Siberia may have delayed the start of the gardening year but now gardeners are busy planning for the year ahead. As it can be a daunting task...

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Getting to grips with garden design

Getting to grips with garden design

Garden designer, Sally Cunis, looks at where to start when it comes to designing a garden. Spring heralds a new gardening season and with it the ideal time to reassess the layout of your garden. If you are planning a redesign of your plot, it may be helpful to have...

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Gardening: Whatever the weather

Gardening: Whatever the weather

Garden designer Sally Cunis gives us hints and tips on how to stay active in the garden this winter, whatever the weather. On the whole, gardeners are optimistic and regard the New Year as a wonderful opportunity to make their gardens more spectacular than ever! If turning over a new...

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Winter in the Garden

Winter in the Garden

Add extra sparkle to your gardening this winter with Sally Cunis garden designer As the end of the year fast approaches, gardens and fields erupt in a final riot of colour. The leaves of Acer Griseum, Parthenocissus henryana and Vitis coignetiae appear to catch fire as their leaves flame red...

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