Little Acre Garden Design

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

Weeding out the Woodland

There are a number of challenges to be faced at Little Acre, the complete redesign of the main garden, the digging over and re establishment of the kitchen garden, the thinning of the woodland, yet prior to addressing any of these there is an overriding need to tackle the presence of highly invasive perennial weeds (as touched on previously). Bindweed works it way through both the kitchen and main garden […]

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Wildlife, If you build it….they will come

With having two young boys, things that crawl, slime and buzz are regular features in our lives. One of the drivers for moving to a house on a decent sized plot was to create an area dedicated to wildlife so our kids could learn first hand about nature. I spent the early part of my working life as an ecologist (hence I suppose I could be somewhat accountable for the […]

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Burn Baby Burn….part two.

So back to the woodland and those pesky logs that were currently not suited to meet our pyromaniac like need to burn stuff  ….(see part one) In spite of it being early August the overwhelming desire to ‘test’ the new log burner took control. The power of the internet provided us with a local supplier who would deliver to us locally sourced, seasoned wood, along with (unbeknown to them) the […]

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Burn Baby Burn…part one.

The house at Little Acre mirrors the garden, in that it is 10 years past it’s best. Although everything is clean and well presented it is the epiphany of late 80’s early 90’s decor. At the heart of this is the large stone surround of the lounge fireplace. In spite of Little Acre having a working chimney, no mains gas supply, and a area of the plot consisting of a […]

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That’s Entertainment…

There is a courtyard type enclosed patio area at Little Acre, catching the sun during the day providing a sheltered pocket of privacy from the world around it and more importantly conveniently placed in arms length of the fridge, hence the perfect place to entertain the masses.  At the latest Chelsea Flower Show we got slightly carried away in the moment and with our dreams of that Al Fresco lifestyle in reach, […]

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