Samantha Jane Garden Design

Monthly Archives: August 2014

Topiary Trimming Time

The big geometric dove is being trimmed. We are having to prune the Magnolia quite a bit too so to let the light through to the tail. It takes about 4 weeks for us to trim all of the large…

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Gardener’s Salaries

The Professional Gardener’s Guild devised a recommendation salary guide for gardeners. I hear that the Royal Horticultural Society are going to be the first to try and bring their wages up to the mark, it would be nice to see…

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The Beauty and Excitement of These Free Plants

In the summer we have the most beautiful woodland walkway of “Common Turk Caps Lilies” or “Martagon Lilies” or in Latin Lilium martagon. They really do give the most stunning, elegant, blushing-pink summer display. A stretch of this kind is…

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The Thrill of Planting a New Tree

Photograph of planted Parrotia persica 2014

Planting trees is always special, you get that wonderful feeling that you are leaving your mark on the landscape for a very long time. We probably plant on average 20 trees per year on the estate that’s not including all…

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