Category Archive: Reducing maintenance requirements

Editing a mature country house garden

The new owners of this mature country garden asked me to ‘edit’ it so it gives interest through the year, whilst taking into account the limited maintenance time it would receive. Overgrown trees and shrubs were pruned, and removed where necessary, with a number of high-performing replacements added to ensure interest through all seasons. A …

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Adapting to a lower maintenance regime

Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy', Rosa mundi and hemerocallis: a low maintenance corner

Gardens give immense pleasure, but we all know that the work involved can be great. I am experienced in adapting existing gardens to a lower maintenance regime. This may be because existing owners are finding the work required increasingly burdensome, or a new owner acquiring a keenly-gardened plot wishes to enjoy it at a lower …

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