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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Restoring the glory of Cannon Hall parklands

Restoring the glory of Cannon Hall parklands

When landscape architect, Richard Woods, stood on Cannon Hall’s south front terrace in the 1760s proudly admiring the fruits of his labour, he would have no doubt marvelled at the encompassing sloping lawns, the floral embellished pleasure grounds and the ornate kitchen gardens that he had masterfully created for John...

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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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Autumn jobs in the garden

Autumn jobs in the garden

With Sally Cunis, Garden Designer Suddenly it’s September again. The summer holidays are over, children are returning to school, students, including my youngest daughter, are heading off to University, the sapphire blue sky is full of chattering swifts and swallows preparing for their flight to warmer climes and it feels...

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