A garden job to do right now!

This weeks’ garden job. If you have soft fruit and berry bushes now is the time to make sure they are well netted. February and March can be quiet months in the garden so if you can get on top of these small maintenance jobs ( small being a relative term, it depends on the size of your fruit cage!) you’ll be we’ll ahead once the growing season starts. A fruit cage is a great way to protect fruit from birds and essential if you want to get to ripe cherries before the blackbirds. They seem to have a sixth sense and will be in there before you even knew they were ripe.

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Fruit cages have been used since Roman times with the earliest recording in AD 4-70 from a writer and farmer who wrote that he was using broom to prevent birds from eating pomegranates.


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I work on interior design and garden design projects in Stamford, Lincolnshire, Oakham, Uppingham and Rutland as well as further afield. I will design a garden to complement the architecture of your home and choose the right landscaping materials to complement it. If you are frustrated with endless searching for the right fabric or wallpaper and paint colours and overwhelmed with the enormous choice, then allow me to make a handpicked selection for you. I will complement the style of your existing rooms and provide a few choice pieces which will bring the whole look together.