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Thursday, 7 February 2019

New Year’s News Blog

Just to quickly introduce myself, I’m Gareth – lifelong plant geek and horticulturalist, horse lover, forager, and food obsessive, who has worked at various wholesale nurseries, garden design companies, and landscape and maintenance companies spanning about 20 years overall – and I’ve recently joined Town and Country Gardens. I’m be busy blogging and firing off monthly newsletters, as well as plenty of action on Facebook and Instagram – so please do keep an eye out for this. I’ll also be helping Andrew keeping up with the Spring/Summer-rush, so hopefully I’ll be getting to meet some of you – our valued long term regular clients, and also the hopefully-soon-to-be-new-regular-clients.

Is it too late in the year now to wish everybody a happy New Year? I suspect so – we are, after all, now well into February and just on the cusp of the most exciting season of the year, Spring!

I will be emailing our regular clients very soon to invite you to sign up to our monthly newsletter, but in case this slips through the net, or you’d rather beat me to the

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Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Taking inspiration from different landscapes

Landscape Gardening in Balham

At Town and Country Gardens we look forward to taking our lead from you when you use us for landscape gardening in Balham. However, we also find a lot of inspiration in the world around us. Reflecting a piece of inspiring landscape into a garden can be very beautiful.

Landscape gardening goes beyond aesthetics. There are lots of practical solutions in nature to tackle swampy ground, dry or windy places and uneven landscapes. We can turn these into an advantage using landscape gardening techniques. A member of the Town and Country Gardens team will talk to you about what you want to achieve and how we can incorporate some of these ideas when we meet you to discuss your landscape gardening in Balham.


Forests are beautiful places but they are very sophisticated ecosystems as well. There are clear layers within a forest and different plants thrive at different level. This natural occurrence can be used to your advantage in the garden as some plants can be used to shelter or support others in the different layers.

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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Snow in the garden – what do you need to do?

Garden Maintenance

Perhaps the most important thing that you need to do in the garden when it snows is to get out there and have some fun. At Town and Country Gardens, we want you to have an outdoor space that you can enjoy in all seasons when we offer you garden maintenance in Chiswick.

However, if you are wondering whether there are some tasks that need to be done in the garden when it snows, here is our handy guide to the things you need to do. If your garden was unduly affected by any recent snowfall, give us a call and we can offer you garden maintenance in Chiswick to help you get things straight again.

Garden maintenance in Chiswick in the snow

There are some advantages to a flurry of flakes in the garden. Snow is a great insulator and so it can go some way to protecting precious plants from frost. That’s about it for good news though. It’s not the cold you need to worry about most when it comes to heavy snow, it’s the weight and coverage

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Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Different dimensions for landscape gardening in Richmond

Landscape Gardening in Richmond

When you get landscape gardening in Richmond from Town and Country Gardens, we consider all the parameters of your space. There are lots of factors to take into account and it’s tempting to think one-dimensionally just to simplify things. We can help you take advantage of all of the aspects of your outdoor space when you work with us.

All of these principles can be applied to any size or shape garden. People often think landscape gardening only applies in larger spaces but we can offer you our services for anything from an urban patio to sprawling country gardens. Below are just a few different dimensions that are found in every garden.


Space is probably the easiest dimension to start with as everyone can see how much surface area they have in their garden footprint. When Town and Country Gardens offer you landscape gardening in Richmond, we talk to you about how you want to divide your space up. How much area do you want to devote to lawn, patio, flowerbeds, edibles and so on?

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