Cottage Gardens by Darren Mellor

Cottage Gardens by Darren Mellor

Throughout history cottage gardens were far more practical than they are today, the main emphasis then being on self sufficiency including growing vegetables, herbs and fruit in the same space, many also kept bees and livestock .Flowers were used mainly to provide...
Stand By Your Beds by Darren Mellor

Stand By Your Beds by Darren Mellor

Raised beds are definitely the in thing to have at the moment, but don’t just let the current fad persuade you. The benefits offered are manifold; added height reduces kneeling down, back ache, and generally improves the gardening experience. To construct deep beds...
Traditional Oak Framing by Darren Mellor

Traditional Oak Framing by Darren Mellor

Oak framed structures have been traditionally built all around Europe but, especially here in England, as far back as the 13th century, and they are as popular now as ever. The trick is to use green oak which is a very fresh timber which has high water content. The...
Victorian Greenhouses

Victorian Greenhouses

The Victorian style of greenhouse makes a statement in any garden and is on the wish list of any gardeners worth their salt with a space to accommodate one. They can be pricey from the likes of Hartley Botanical or Alitex but Robinsons Victorian Greenhouses are really...