Blue Daisy Garden Diary – June/July 21

The Green Grass Of Home – The Lawn As A Garden Design Tool by Nicki Jackson

Pretty much every garden we design has a lawn in it. Other than the patio, the lawn tends to be the constant of the Great British domestic garden. Not many garden owners feel brave enough to lose their lawn even though the vast majority of people we meet tend to be also pining for a low maintenance garden, but of all the elements in a garden the lawn is usually right up there when it comes to demanding maintenance regimes. […]

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Gardening: Plant Hunters Article – April/May 21

Spring Flowering Favourites by Martin Blow

After a long winter it’s wonderful to walk around my garden and see signs of my spring flowering favourites getting busy for a wonderful show from April onwards. […]

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Interiors Column – April/May 21

WFH? Give Your Home Office An Uplift by Katherine Sorrell

When working from home there is no reason why your home office has to be dull. Add some personal touches and transform it into a space you enjoy. […]

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National Garden Society Spring Openings – April/May 21

NGS Spring Openings 2021

The NGS is now one of the most widely supported UK charities, and is principal fundraiser for the country’s palliative care beneficiaries Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK, Carer’s Trust, Queen’s Nursing Institute, Parkinson’s UK and Maggie’s. […]

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Blue Daisy Garden Diary – April/May 21

Sustainable Gardens Through Design by Nicki Jackson

The climate crisis is worsening, UK species are declining at an alarming rate, plastics appear to be taking over the world, less than a fifth of English rivers are healthy, the intensification of agriculture and the increasing use of harmful pesticides are all having a detrimental impact on our natural environment. The scale of the problem can feel overwhelming to the point of inertia but here at Blue Daisy we are passionate about trying to do the best we can for our clients and for our environment – the two are not mutually exclusive, we really can make choices in our garden designs that has sustainability at its heart. […]

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Staging Your House For A Sale Special Article – February/March 21

Staging Your House For A Sale

When you’ve decided it’s time to move, you want to attain the best price you can for your house without undertaking major renovations from which you’ll have no long-term benefit. Follow these tips to prepare your house for sale. […]

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Gardening: Plant Hunters Article – February/March 21

First Signs Of Hope: Early Flowering Bulbs by Martin Blow

Two of our favourite late winter flowering bulbs are starting to push through the cold earth ready for a fine display. Crocuses and Snowdrops both flower early in the year but they need different conditions so they can provide a fine display in different parts of the garden. […]

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Interiors Column – February/March 21

A Passion For House Plants by Katherine Sorrell

Create a beautiful indoor garden in any room

House plants look amazing, adding colour, pattern, texture, interesting forms and a feeling of vibrancy. They can fill a dull corner, provide soft screening and help dampen noise. The Royal Horticultural Society reports that indoor plants have been shown to lower blood pressure and reduce fatigue and headache. […]

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City Fibre News – February/March 21

How Coventry is Set to Benefit From a Full Fibre Network

The global pandemic has catapulted us well and truly into the digital age but, unfortunately, less than 20 per cent of the UK has access to future-proof full-fibre connectivity. This means most of us often find ourselves struggling with unreliable and slow internet speeds. […]

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Blue Daisy Garden Diary – February/March 2021

Decking Dilemmas by Nicki Jackson

We do love a good deck but as with most built elements in your garden not all decks are created equally and we’ve generally found that when people say they dislike decks, it’s often because their experience hasn’t been with a ‘good’ one. Unfortunately, exploding the myth perhaps, good decks tend to be expensive decks, and are not the cheap alternative to paving that many people think they are. […]

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