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A room with a view….and how to screen it!

Screening, Screening, Screening! With land at a premium and new houses often being built on top of each other the need for gardens to provide a level of screening is regularly towards the top of a design wish list….. We’re approaching 18 month at Little Acre and the majority of our efforts and time have focused on improving the small woodland.  As the old paddock is where the kids spend […]

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Every day’s a school day…..

As previously mentioned, time spent working on the garden at Little Acre has been somewhat lacking of late, partly on account of a whole lot of procrastinating but mainly due to gaining a bucket load of hands on experience working on Matt Childs Hampton Court show garden (see previous blogs part one & part two).  This distraction continued with a truly wonderful day spent courtesy of the Garden Masterclass programme […]

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Sweat, Mud & Show Gardens Part 2…

As a follow on from part one……I had one more day left on site with Matt and the team. I was already feeling pangs of disappointment for being assigned elsewhere for the remainder of the week and would not see this garden through to completion.  Day 2 was hard hard work, moving mountains of compost, battling 30 degree heat whilst trying to keep plants which thrive in partial shade out […]

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Sweat, Mud & Show Gardens Part 1….

Things have been somewhat quiet on the Little Acre Garden front of late. Partly on account of getting lost in the day to days. Partly due to a necessary refocus on bringing the house decor into the current era (in an effort to reduce the woodchip and anaglypta). Partly in order to spend time getting the admin side of the business ‘Little Acre Garden Design’ in hand, but mainly and […]

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Don’t Fence Me In…

Fences – the one thing Little Acre is not short of is fences! The previous owners dabbled in the world of dog breeding and as such created the garden in such a way that each area could be separated from the other (allowing the dogs to go outside yet be kept apart if required). From above the garden looks like a series of interconnecting lines resembling a complex game of […]

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