Healing Herbs

For thousands of years, the herbs we use regularly in the kitchen were also renowned for powerful medicinal properties – the herb garden was the medicine chest. And in North Berwick herbs are being grown to support mental and emotional well being too. Hidden away in the grounds of North Berwick’s Abbey Nursing Home is…

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Climbing Plants for the Garden

Garden designer Joy Grey tells us climbers add an extra, vertical dimension to the garden, take up very little ground space and can be used in a variety of ways to transform even the smallest of gardens. Climbers can be used to disguise bare and ugly house walls, sheds, garages and eyesores. Train them on…

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Shrubs for the February and March Garden

Garden designer, Joy Grey tells us the early-flowering shrubs to plant this spring. February and March see the days beginning to lengthen, temperatures increasing and the sap beginning to rise. There is a feeling of anticipation for the new season ahead and the garden coming to life again. Make sure your garden has a few…

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Why Use a Garden Designer

If you’re planning a redesign of your outside space, garden designer Joy Grey outlines how a professional could help you make the best of your garden. Successful ‘rooms’ don’t just happen, they need careful thought and planning – they need to be designed. Your garden is possibly your biggest ‘room’ and deserves the same thought,…

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