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Garden design, Middleton Cheney

Garden design, Middleton Cheney

Alexander John Garden Design & Maintenance are invited to design an interesting shaped garden in Middleton Cheney, Oxfordshire. Primarily enclosed with neighbouring boundary walls in local stone this garden enjoys a private location. The brief of the new garden is to create in effect the following:

  • A safe area of the garden for the children to play and learn
  • 3-4 locations for garden seating to enjoy the sunshine through the day and for entertaining
  • Raised beds for the growing of soft fruits and companion planting
  • Abundance of new fragrant planting with an emphasis for evening hours
  • Use of vertical spaces for growing fan trained top fruits such as Apples, Pears and Plums and fragrant climbing plants

Contact us for your FREE garden design consultation. We can provide numerous ideas for child friendly gardens with hidden trampolines, enclosed sand pits and natural living dens. We design, We build, We plant and We maintain gardens of all shapes and sizes. We also provide a lawn mowing service and a BESPOKE lawn care treatment programme to help keep your lawn happy and healthy. Why not have your garden maintained by one of our gardeners on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis

Planting season begins

Planting season begins

Natures natural time for planting has long been recognised as the autumn and winter months provided the ground is not frozen or covered in snow. This is the time of year when the moving of plants and shrubs from one part of the garden to a new area can be started. Now the autumn leaves are falling we are well underway in getting gardens ready for the winter. The cutting back has begun in earnest. Its also a good time of year for cutting back and dividing perennials to make new plants. Plants for free. Good examples suitable for dividing include Day Lillies (Hemerocallis), Echinacea, Helenium, Pyrethruns and Veronicas. You… Continue Reading

Garden Design , Banbury

Garden Design , Banbury

Banbury Gardeners have been invited to create a new garden design to this garden located to the north of Banbury. The present garden is terraced on two levels. Ground level is around the back of the property and the conservatory and the upper level via steps to the rear boundary of the property. Primarily paved presently for ease of maintenance and areas of gravel. The new design for this garden has been completed and will feature two artificial shaped lawns, a feature vantage points for garden furniture and a BBQ area and composite decking The new garden will be low maintenance and provide year round interest. Contact us for your FREE… Continue Reading

Banbury Gardeners Open Private Garden for Katherine House Hospice

Banbury Gardeners Open Private Garden for Katherine House Hospice

Banbury Gardeners open their private garden as part of Katherine House Hospice Festival of Open Gardens. We have opened the garden every year on behalf of the hospice to raise vital funds for their amazing work they provide. This will be our last year we will be doing this. There is much work involved so make sure you see this garden one more time before we close the doors for good. The garden is south facing and has been designed and landscaped by Alexander John, the owner of Banbury Gardeners. Find us here at www.banburygardeners.co.uk. We provide a one stop for all garden related services. The garden is small for… Continue Reading

New garden maintenance, Sibford Gower, Banbury, Oxfordshire

New garden maintenance, Sibford Gower, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Banbury Gardeners are pleased to welcome a new client to our garden maintenance services. This property is located in the village of Sibford Gower near Banbury, Oxfordshire. This garden is quite large and narrow but is divided into various rooms. Stretching in excess of 300ft in length and backing onto open countryside. Garden rooms consist of a vegetable garden, fruit cages, main lawn and feature patio area, shrubbery with meandering pathways and a miniature arboretum towards the rear of the garden with a natural stream at the rear. Works will include tidying the borders, introducing lawncare treatments to eradicate moss, and re-planting to provide colour and interest.   Contact us… Continue Reading

November tree planting

November tree planting

November is an ideal time of the year to start planting Ornamental and fruit trees in your garden. A tree will add height, colour and architectural interest to a garden scheme and, if planted properly, should provide many years of enjoyment. In winter, bare-rooted plants become available – a cheaper alternative to ones in pots. Winter is the ideal time to plant bare-rooted trees and there are few simple ways to give them the best start. 1.Position the tree in its proposed location and mark the centre of the planting hole with a cane and create a square or circular shape shape 60cm x 60 cm  in shape using a… Continue Reading

Gardening jobs to do this month – November

Gardening jobs to do this month – November

         Autumn is here and there is no time to stand around and warm toes around the fire and get cosy, the race is on as this month its a busy one. Shorter days and nights drawing in quicker, heavy morning dews and starlings prepare for their mass exodus to Africa for the winter months. Garden Checklist for this month 1. Leaves have already started falling and so this will now become a regular job to be done in the garden. Clear fallen leaves from lawns , as these will cause bare patches and encourage lawn diseases such as dollar spot, red thread and powdery mildew. On… Continue Reading

Gardening jobs to do this month – October

October is the month where the leaves on the trees start to go through their colour phases of autumnal colours, the evening light starts to draw in sooner and the early frosts may well have begun in some colder districts. This month see a number of jobs to be done in the garden. This month we are lifting many plants for winter storage, bringing in further plants for winter protection and getting the garden ready for winter. We are also looking at getting winter planting carried out and any plants moved that need relocating due to having outgrown their location. Garden Check list for this month 1. Plant up seasonal… Continue Reading

New garden maintenance, Bodicote, Banbury, Oxfordshire

New garden maintenance, Bodicote, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Banbury gardeners are pleased to welcome a new customer to our Garden maintenance and  Banbury Lawn Care services. This garden located in the heart of Bodicote will be receiving our fortnightly garden maintenance service to and keeping them as attractive, tidy and colourful as possible. The rear end of the garden will be kept as low maintenance as possible as it is screened with Laurels (Prunus Laurocerasus) and Evergreen Oaks (Quercus ilex) for privacy but we will be introducing a new underplanting scheme for this shady area of the garden to provide winter interest and focal point from the house during the gloomier times of the year. We are also… Continue Reading

New garden design and build, Deddington, Oxfordshire

New garden design and build, Deddington, Oxfordshire

Banbury gardeners have made a start on a new garden design and build in Deddington, Oxfordshire this month. The new garden will feature a full width patio to rear of the house, 2 further patio seating areas, a garden shed, lawn and new border plantings. The house is relatively new so the garden was a lovely blank canvas to work on. The client expressed an interest for low maintenance planting so this will be planted within the garden borders to create seasonal interest. A further planting of fan trained fruit trees will be planted on the vertical surfaces (Rear fence and one side fence. Here we provide the first glimpses… Continue Reading