Little Acre Garden Design

gardening dreams, the reality & all inbetween….garden design services & gardening blog

Little Acre Garden

Woods….bathing, breathing & simply being.

Well the hammock isn’t quite strung between palm trees & the cup of tea I’ve got isn’t quite the gin cocktail I’d like……but the view of this mighty oak (which has easily got a good couple of hundred years under its belt) certainly helps you to relax, just breathe and let your brain destress for a moment. Looking at its ancient form, thinking of how time has passed around it […]

Continue Reading →

Seasons of change…a year in the life.

As we approach a year here at Little Acre, every season has brought with it an array of horticultural delights. Plants that once seemed dull and uninteresting one minute are ablaze with a floral display the next. As I write, this Spring is slowly departing and we are tentatively backing away from the blizzards, floods and winds that have seemed to dominate this year to date and we start to […]

Continue Reading →

Weeding out the woodland….Failing to Succeed!

As you may recall from my previous post ‘Weeding out the Woodland’– we were attempting to get a handle on the perennial weeds that were dominating our woodland…..thought I’d share with you our results. With a small area of the wood having spent the last 6 months under thick black plastic, we thought it was time to pull it back, give the soil some well needed recovery time and to […]

Continue Reading →

The vine…….

You could say that the house at Little Acre upon first impressions is a charming building with a chalet design sat within an enchanting wraparound plot…..that is upon first impressions. The reality is that the house is a 1960s extended chalet bungalow with a somewhat unattractive uPVC front abutted by a flat roofed double garage. This is not however immediately obvious, mainly due to the presence of a wonderfully established […]

Continue Reading →

The Rhode to nowhere…

Whilst adding hedgerows, digging ponds, reinvigorating woodlands are all satisfying activities, they are all diversions from the fundamentals here at Little Acre. Although the front garden, paddock, kitchen garden and woodland are relative blank canvases (mass clearance aside), the main garden, in its prime, would have been a lush display of perennials, trees, shrubs and an almost innumerable amount Roses and Rhododendrons. Unfortunately these are all now past their best, […]

Continue Reading →