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Choose One of These 9 Grasses to Light up Your Autumn Garden

Let beautiful ornamental grasses give you reason to love your outside space as the seasons change Houzz Ireland Contributor Patricia Tyrrell is an award winning landscape and garden… More Ornamental grasses come into their own at this time of year. Translucent inflorescences light up in the low autumn sunlight and the foliage, too, is often shiny and reflective, which, coupled ...

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Garden Tour: A Bungalow’s Country Garden Gains Modern Touches

This spacious plot has blooms and grasses, as well as a productive kitchen garden and wildlife-welcoming areas I’m a freelance journalist and editor writing for nationals, magazines and websites…. More When Neil Summerfield moved to his home, the keen gardener had the joy of plenty of space to work with. The bones of a fabulous plot were there, including a ...

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Garden Tour: A City Garden is Transformed By Trellis

Trellis was all that was needed to give this outdoor space year-round charm and privacy Houzz Contributor. I’m a London-based journalist with years of experience writing… More Many of us have a bit of trellis in our garden. You might have a section nailed to the top of a fence to add height, or arranged horizontally across a wall for ...

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Stylish External Windows That Aren’t Painted White

Newsflash! Window frames really don’t have to be painted white all of the time Houzz Contributor. I’m a London-based journalist with years of experience writing… More Yes, white is the standard for window frames, but another colour may be more practical, more stylish, more fun or simply fit in more with the period of your home. Darker tones also show ...

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Some of the Best Plants to Add Colour to the Garden in Autumn

A few favourite early autumn plants that will bring beautiful hues to your outdoor space Houzz UK contributor and award-winning landscape and garden designer. Claudia de… More Despite the shortening days, the month of October can bring a richness of colour to the garden thanks to the many late-flowering bulbs, perennials, grasses and foliage. Added to this are the fruits ...

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Which Shade-loving Bulbs to Plant Now for Spring

Bulbs can bloom beautifully without much sunlight, and plant them right and you’ll have a series of flowers for months Houzz Ireland Contributor Patricia Tyrrell is an award winning landscape and garden… More It’s the perfect time for planting spring bulbs, and they’re good news if you want to liven up some shady spots in your outdoor patch – under ...

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Porch and Patio Idea You’ll Want to Steal This Fall

Once the month of September arrives, it is time to begin revamping our décor and adding fall vibes to it. One of the areas of the home that many times get overlooked when it comes to adding season and holiday décor is the porch and patio area. Many times, these areas get overlooked because we don’t necessarily use them all ...

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10 Things You Should Do Now to Declutter Your Garden for Winter

Summer’s over and autumn’s here, so it’s a great time to see what’s lurking outside and prepare for the months ahead Professional Organiser in Yorkshire and a member of APDO (Association of Professional… More With the change in weather (and colour of the leaves) comes a good reminder to tidy up from the season just gone. Check out these tips ...

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Garden Tour: A Stylish Small Garden With an Outdoor Kitchen

This low-maintenance outdoor space is perfect for welcoming friends during the day – or after dark I’m a freelance journalist and editor writing for nationals, magazines and websites…. More For the owners of this now-gorgeous garden, weekends are all about spending time with friends, so when they called on designer Lee Bestall of Bestall & Co to renovate their outdoor ...

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What’s the Perfect Evergreen Shrub for Your Garden?

Use evergreens shrubs as stand-alone specimens or as part of a mixed border to add structure and year-long interest Houzz UK contributor and award-winning landscape and garden designer. Claudia de… More It is important when planning your garden to consider structure and year-round interest. Evergreen shrubs will provide other plants in the garden with a solid anchor. Some evergreen shrubs ...

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What Will Grow in a Shady Garden (and How to Care For It)

Feeling challenged by a shady spot? Be inspired, instead, by these tips to help your plot flourish Houzz Ireland Contributor Patricia Tyrrell is an award winning landscape and garden… More Some plants prefer lots of sun, some prefer a little cool shade. One of the most challenging areas to plant in a garden is in shade, but with a little ...

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