JANINE CRIMMINS

GARDEN DESIGN

Pots & Containers

Pots & Containers

Pots and Containers in Garden Design Pots and containers used in garden design are the decorative details that give the garden individuality and personality. They can be used as focal points, to frame an entrance or view, to introduce height, colour, texture and form....
Winter Planting

Winter Planting

January and February are particularly miserable months with the enjoyment of Christmas a dim and distant memory and the summer months seeming so far away; this is when some thoughtful winter planting can lift the spirits.┬áThe weather and the short days don’t...
Plants for Clay Soil

Plants for Clay Soil

As I am currently working on a garden with clay soil, I thought it would be good to discuss some suitable plants for clay soil. Clay soil can cause a sharp in take of breath, but I would much prefer a clay soil to a sandy one. The garden I have designed is typically...
Garden Worthy Trees

Garden Worthy Trees

Garden Worthy Trees Now that spring has finally decided to arrive in May, the sight of all the blossom is a wonderful thing. Equally as lovely are the new fresh leaves unfurling on the trees making everywhere look sparkly and new. I am not happy unless I am surrounded...
October Flowers

October Flowers

October Flowers I was mulling over what to write in my October blog whilst walking the over excitable Jack Russell aka Midge and noticed along my route the amount of things still in flower. So I made a mental note; it is amazing what is still showing colour at the end...