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A beautiful cantilevered pergola

Open Gardens Bridge of Allan 2021

Wednesday, 09 June 2021

What a beautiful day it was on Sunday 6th June 2021 in Bridge of Allan and not just because the sun was shining. Several talented gardeners kindly agreed to open…Read More

View up to the stunning new extension

A Relaxing Garden in Dunblane

Our clients asked us to redesign their garden and wanted to get rid of their old decking and create a seating area in the sunniest corner of the garden. The…Read More

Make sure you don't crush the bluebells on walks

10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Bluebells

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

We love dog walking in May among the bluebells. We are so fortunate to live where we do and have lots of options of places to walk where they are…Read More

A water butt is a great addition to your garden

Mind Your (Water) Butt

Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Water butts are great additions to any garden. In this blog we look at why you should find a home for one in your garden, where they can go, and…Read More

Add your Easter Eggs!

Make Your Own Easy Easter Centrepiece

Saturday, 03 April 2021

We may not be able to have a big family get together this Easter (once again, cheers Covid!) but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate Easter in our own way.…Read More

Spring Into Action

Monday, 15 March 2021

As Spring is showing us more and more signs of being upon us, our minds naturally turn to getting outdoors again. Whilst there is still a risk of frost so…Read More

Vialii Review of 2020

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

It’s tempting to not bother doing a review of 2020 – do we really want to look back on this year??? Yet, despite what an awful year it has been…Read More

Beautiful intertwining metal rings

Vialii Guide to Christmas Gardening Gifts 2020

Tuesday, 01 December 2020

With the craziness of 2020, we all deserve something lovely this Christmas. And with us all appreciating our gardens even more than ever this year, why not treat your loved…Read More

The Chesneys Heat & Grill ticks all the boxes

A Garden TransFIREmation!

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

We have always been a big fan of fire-pits. They are much more environmentally friendly than patio heaters and they are multi purpose – use them for BBQs, toasting marshmallows,…Read More

Non pectin raspberry jam - perfectly set!

No Pectin Raspberry Jam Recipe

Tuesday, 06 October 2020

We did a big harvest of raspberries at the weekend, knowing the end is nigh for these beauties. They have served us well with lashings of fresh berries for over…Read More

The V&A is a designer's paradise

Designer Dundee

Saturday, 03 October 2020

We headed North recently for a weekend away to celebrate 10 years of marriage. We had planned to visit Dundee back in May but Covid-19 put paid to those plans.…Read More

Garden Visit: Cowden Japanese Garden

Monday, 28 September 2020

We celebrated 10 years of marriage this week and decided to treat ourself to a day off work – but not a day off gardens as we love them so…Read More

Beetroot & Chickpea Recipe

Beetroot, Chickpea & Feta Salad Recipe

Tuesday, 25 August 2020

We have lots of lovely beetroot growing in our garden and are always looking for new and interesting things to do with it. We came across this tasty recipe for…Read More

A Terraced Garden Makeover

Monday, 24 August 2020

Our clients in Stirling have a sloping garden which wasn’t practical for their young family so they got in touch with us asking for some help to make the garden…Read More

Beautiful Broccoli

Monday, 03 August 2020

Back at the beginning of Lockdown, like many of you, we started down the road of sowing seeds. Now, a few months on, we are seeing the fruits (and veg!)…Read More

Garden Visit: Glenwhan Gardens

Monday, 27 July 2020

On our recent staycation to the South-West of Scotland we couldn’t resist a garden visit. We decided to head to a garden we last visited around 8 years ago –…Read More

Fill your bug hotel with lots of things for creepy crawlies to hide in

How To Make A Bug Hotel

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Bug hotels are a wonderful additions to any garden. They can be made with lots of things you can find in your garden or on a walk round the woods.…Read More

Lulu, Tilda and Bob!

How To Make A Scarecrow

Monday, 15 June 2020

With your veggie patches full of promise, the last thing you need is for pesky birds to steal your treasures! A fun way to keep those pests at bay is…Read More

The completed picture - well done Tilda, it looks amazing!

Make Your Own Leaf Art

Tuesday, 09 June 2020

Like many of us, we have been finding lots of fun new projects to try with the kids as part of their home schooling. Ones which combine learning and nature…Read More

Keep your broccoli covered with netting to protect the leaves from being eaten by caterpillars

Gardening Out of Lockdown

Monday, 01 June 2020

As we ease our way gently out of lockdown, we will ease our way out of our weekly updates on our own garden going forward. We’ll keep you posted through…Read More

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