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Snow-bound February

It’s been an unusually snowy month in the Shades of Green patch – not so bad for design work in a nice warm office…

Planting a wetland

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Since 2012 I have had the privilege of working in a rural garden in Glendevon. The garden has been developed in phases, with extensive…

Welcome to 2018

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A very Happy New Year to you all! As soon as we returned to work in January, both sets of landscape contractors that I…

Season’s Greetings

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As we come to the end of another busy year I can look back with pleasure on the new client relationships built during 2017….

Project update (2) 2017

As in 2016, I was unable to start work on new design projects for 2017 until the start of the summer. My commission schedule…

Watch out for Honey Fungus!

Recently I spotted a serious infestation of Honey Fungus (Armillaria) in the corner of a client's garden in Kinross. Looking over the back fence...

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To try to make life easier for my clients, you can pay Shades of Green Garden Design by a variety of methods:  PayPal:  paypal.me/shadesofgreengarden...

Project Update (1) 2017

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I spent the first part of this year predominantly completing projects begun in 2016 – some build completions, lots of planting design and even…

Six years on: Dull suburban plot to Open Garden!

I would like to share recent photos of a garden I designed for my ‘star client’, Gill, in 2011. She was downsizing from a…

April and May are all about plants and planting!

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At this time of year I am fully occupied with planting plans, plant sourcing and organising planting days. I normally have a mix of…