Encourage Wildlife into your Garden

No matter the of size your garden, it can be a haven for wildlife – insects, bees, birds and wild creatures. Even a window box can attract wildlife. By choosing the right plants and using the best wild-life friendly practices every garden will be able to encourage and build wildlife diversity. Joy Grey shares some…

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Restoration Men

The roof and walls are often the most striking and dramatic feature of any building, whether it be modern or of some antiquity. And its maintenance and repair requires experts skilled in both new technologies as well as traditional techniques. We speak to Darren Munro of Weatherproof about some of their recent work. Britain has…

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How to make a Wildlife Pond

As we become increasingly aware of the need to increase biodiversity in our gardens I am always looking for ways to include water features in my designs. A garden pond is a wonderful way of attracting many types of wildlife – frogs, newts, dragon flies, water skate, birds and small mammals – bringing so much…

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Outdoor Entertaining

Spring is here and summer just around the corner. When better weather arrives, we Scots are always ready to step outside and make the most of it with friends and family. This year, more than ever, we will be keen to shake off the COVID restrictions and start socialising again. What better place than the…

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A Day in the Life of… Joy Grey, Garden Designer

Joy, who trained at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh and then studied for a diploma in Garden Design through the Pickard School of Garden Design which was achieved with distinction, set up Goose Green Design in 2004. Now, a well established and successful Scottish garden design and consultancy practice, Joy designs bespoke gardens for…

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Deck the Halls

With Christmas on the horizon it’s time to start thinking about festive decorations, nothing beats hanging a fresh wreath on your front door, twinkling lights and a beautifully decorated Christmas tree in the window. We may not be able to party and have the huge family gatherings we’re all used too, but we can take…

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Jobs for the October Garden

Autumn is here, it feels colder and the days are shorter. It’s a beautiful time of year – with the trees changing colour, bright blue skies, berries, seeds and crisp mornings. Perfect for preparing the garden for winter. GOOSE GREEN DESIGNThe Grey Cottage, Goose Green, Gullane EH31 2ATt: 01620 842866 | m: 07971163565e: joy@goosegreendesign.co.uk

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