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Garden and Landscape Design by Laara Copley-Smith

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The Kitchen Garden: March

  March At this point in the season all or most of winter jobs would be complete. *This may include Leaf collection: Adding this to an area to root down leaf mould or to the general compost heap *Cutting back any perennial growth left over from last year. I have perennials to encourage insects, bees, … Continue Reading…

The Kitchen Garden & What to Grow

  The Kitchen Garden and What to Grow With some of the basic design elements discussed earlier there are now considerations to be made on what to grow in line with your taste buds. We all have such differing preferences in the kitchen; we also have likes and dislikes. Whilst planning our kitchen garden whether … Continue Reading…

The Kitchen Garden: Vegetables for Compact Growing

  The Kitchen Garden: Vegetables for Compact Growing We have discussed the beginnings of container planting and growing, compact growing is a further development of this. Specifically sourcing and choosing selected varieties which are ideal for compact spaces, containers, planters, pots and other restricted growing space. Many of those in the city will be growing … Continue Reading…

The Kitchen Garden: Container Gardening – Part One

An abundance of produce can be grown in containers. So don’t despair if you have no garden. A courtyard, balcony or roof terrace is just as perfect. Often these smaller spaces create a micro-climate which has many benefits. Such as shelter from cold winds or frost making it ideal for tender crops. Shelter, boundary walls … Continue Reading…