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Garden Design Ideas

Modern Garden Design Ideas for 2017

January 9th, 2017 by

Modern garden design is going through a dramatic shift. From being a simple exterior façade to the house, the garden has become a key part of the home. Designers are keen to integrate the outdoor space with the indoor space and are concerned with more than just the functional features of the garden. Trends in […]

Contemporary Garden Design Ideas

December 7th, 2016 by

Contemporary Garden Design Ideas for 2017 Gone are the traditional, voluminous shapes and profusion of colours in the garden design world – contemporary gardening is leaning more into the minimalist and sparse look, comprised of clean lines, earthy colours and open spaces. Contemporary garden design has its roots in the 1960s, when it was all […]

The Sublime Simplicity of Japanese Gardens Ideas

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November 23rd, 2015 by

If there is one thing that’s commonplace with homeowners, especially in the South-East of England, it is their adventurous nature regarding the décor of their gardens. It seems everyone has simultaneously agreed to take on worldly garden aesthetics. Myself included… There are homes with gardens that are largely influenced by Mediterranean themes, by the energy […]

Turning Japanese?

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November 16th, 2015 by

Anyone else a fan of the early-1980s new wave band the Vapors? Me too! I that case, I’m the song title which has been taken by the heading of this blog post brings back various memories for you. However, I won’t talk about the intricacies of 1980s music any longer, although I would like to! […]

Five Gardening Tips for Summer

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June 9th, 2015 by

For us here in the Northern Hemisphere, the Summer doesn’t officially start until the Summer Solstice, on June 21st. However, I think we have all noticed that it is getting warmer! With that in mind, we here at Oakleigh Manor like to gift you with a blog post or two that will help benefit you […]

Adding Blooms for Your Blooming Garden

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May 12th, 2015 by

Flowers are beautiful additions to any garden or landscape. Their colourful and playful appearance adds charm to plain grass and leaves. These beautiful blooms make a statement, catch your neighbour’s eyes and increase your home’s entire appeal. Beautify your garden by adding a wide array of flowers. An amazing garden begins with selecting the right […]

Ten Spring Landscaping Tips

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March 27th, 2015 by

I don’t know if it’s just me, but I do not have a clue when each season officially starts and ends. I just go by the temperature, and if it’s too cold I’ll grab a jumper! It might just be a gap in my own personal knowledge, and I’m sure you know more about it […]

Signs Your Landscape Needs a Makeover

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March 25th, 2015 by

The excitement that comes with gardening is so high that most homeowners tend to go right ahead without giving it much consideration. Gardening is both an art and a science. Since it is a science, you will need the opinions of experts to come up with the technical details that comprise the schemes most suitable […]

Moonscaping: Total Eclipse of the Plant

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March 23rd, 2015 by

This blog post is in the spirit of last week’s solar eclipse, hence the terrible Bonnie Tyler reference in the title! You may not have heard of the trend of ‘moonscaping’ quite as much; sadly the term is also used metaphorically to describe an area devastated by war. Because of this, it may be a […]

Water Features Your Garden Should Have

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March 7th, 2015 by

Flowers in full bloom, lush green grass and perfectly still ornamental stones are just a few of the elements of a beautiful garden. Nevertheless, there are ways to still make it better, more aesthetically appealing. Water features are an essential part of every garden, as these give an impression that your space is alive and […]