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Rediscover Feng Shui

Feng Shui is a Chinese design philosophy meaning wind and water popular at the turn of the century and to some gardeners a way of life. In traditional Chinese beliefs, wind and water are the source of all life energy and over the years we have seen the principles influence’s in garden design as an alternative way of thinking about the spaces in which we live. This life energy, called chi, brings abundance and blessings into your environment and your life and when designing according to the principles of Feng Shui, you're really encouraging the chi to flow into and throughout your spaces.

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For the love of yellow

Yellow is the colour of positive energy and generally regarded as a happy colour. When one sees yellow it stimulates the senses and helps to lift the spirits. Yellow is the colour associated with the sun and prosperity, making it the perfect choice as we start a new year. Yellow in the garden comes in many ways. Through flowers it brings joy and happiness and as the symbol of friendship yellow flowers are quietly there to remind us that we are never really alone. But it is in the yellow foliage plants where there is so much scope to play and explore.

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Starting a new garden is fun and exciting

One of the most frequently asked questions in the garden centre is “I am starting a new garden what must I do?” Not only brand new gardens in new build complexes but many established gardeners are moving into retirement complexes and starting from fresh. With the new complexes and clusters designed for indoor outdoor living we also see a lot of young first time gardeners needing a hand to get started. The secret to a great new garden starts with the soil. Often easy to neglect because it is not as much fun as planting new plants one should not underestimate the value of good soil preparation. Soil high in organic matter and well fertilised will not only make new plants grow better and produce faster results it also helps to retain moisture.

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