Landscaping: Small Contemporary Garden Makeover

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There are two main factors that make any garden really something to be really proud of. And though it does play a role, if you are thinking that it’s the budget then I’m afraid you are somewhat mistaken.

The main culprits are in fact one really cool client [I hate that word…] and an end result that is an interpretation photsynthetically speaking, so to speak, of what the client actually wants. Read more

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There are many gardens I have created and designed over the last, more than 10 years now. These are just some of the images that may help in giving you an idea of just what kind of possibilities exist with your great outdoors.

A Struggling Tree…?

In a garden recently, this tree caught my attention. It looks fine..? It isn’t really… somewhere in the middle of all those bare leafed branches a problem exists.

The suckers were coming up from the base, being that it’s a grafted tree and they were really starting to compete with the tree.

Outside of that when they and the weeds were removed, something else was discovered… uncovered?

Of the two main leaders [tallest stems] one was bulging below and above and old tree strap, growing around it and it growing into it – and the tree stake was also embedded…. surgery was required.

With an extremely sharp, petite pruning saw I set to work, gently…

small tree damage repairing tree

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very gently….

tree damage tree damage

The tree will be fine as a by the way. The general rule in gardening is always that prevention is better than cure. With that in mind, a quick walk around the garden, a little inspection with a shake and a rattle so to speak usually does the job.

If a little amputation is required… remember the ‘measure twice cut once rule’ – you can’t sellotape the branches back on  ie. once they are removed – they are removed. After that if you must, I generally like to give the tree a little spoon of [their] sugar in the form of tree fertiliser to soften the blow.

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