garden designer and artist
carol whitehead contemporary garden designer and artist
garden designer and artist

Category Archives: wild at heart

recycled garden design with festival of britain style

recycled garden design with festival of britain style

This family loved the style of twentieth century Festival of Britain and wanted to reflect this in their recycled garden design space. Recycling does not reduce the overall budget, as materials need cleaning up and handling and labour costs within the budget can increase. However there is great satisfaction in reusing suitable materials and blending them into… >>>

living willow sculpture is a handy B&B for pollinators

living willow gardens

In previous notebook posts I’ve written about meadow flowers and fruit pollen to encourage readers to grow some specific types of plants to help save our native insects and in turn feed garden birds during the Spring season. Willow, or Salix, is also another important host plant… >>>

plant nectar rich fruit for our native insects

plant nectar rich fruit for our native insects

Growing fruit trees and soft fruit bushes in your garden could be critically important in helping our native honey bees survive. The pollen from apple trees, gooseberries, raspberries etc is a valuable source of late spring nectar and pollen for bees. Other insects feed on the foliage, flowers >>>

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