Our shed with its green roof

The Green Roof Project…

Sunday, 03 June 2012

From the outset we knew we needed a shed in our garden. Our garage is already burgeoning so some further storage was desperately required. We also knew that the shed…Read More

Problem corner: a sloping area with lots of roots and old bricks

Problem Corner…

Monday, 19 March 2012

A lot of garden design is about solving problems. The problems can be very subtle, like determining the best planting solution for a particular patch of the garden, or the problems can be…Read More

The new design for Provost Park

Provost Park Design Approved

Friday, 27 January 2012

The Bridge of Allan Community Council have unanimously approved Vialii’s design for Provost Park in the heart of the village. After over a year of discussions and meetings the plans are now…Read More

Jill and I on our wedding day, in our garden of course!

How We Got To Where We Are – Part 2

Tuesday, 03 January 2012

In February 2011 I wrote a blog post detailing how we got to where we are here at Vialii Garden Design. The post was getting a bit lengthy so I opted to…Read More

The sculpture garden at Jupiter Artland can be, at times, very atmospheric

Vialii Review of 2011

Thursday, 29 December 2011

  Christmas is now passed and we’re shuffling towards 2012 which marks a suitable opportunity to reflect on the year just passed and our review of 2011. It’s been a…Read More

Recycled deck chairs

Gardening Gifts For Christmas 2011

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Shops are selling it, TVs are advertising it and radio stations are playing it. There is no escaping the advancing march of Christmas. Each year the pressure is on to find…Read More

Make your garden safe for your toddler

As Safe As Gardens…

Thursday, 10 November 2011

As we at Vialii waddle into our third trimester, our minds are turning towards making our house child friendly. Whilst relegating our trendy shell door-curtains and glass coffee tables to…Read More

After: a lawn for all weathers

Faking It

Tuesday, 01 November 2011

More and more in recent times, clients have been asking us about using artificial grass. It used to be fake grass looked just that – fake. It was more akin…Read More

The views of the Biodomes were incredible from all angles]

The Cream of Cornwall…

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

(…and we don’t mean the clotted variety.) The temperate climate in Cornwall means that it’s a haven for sub-tropical plants and creating horticultural delights. On a recent adventure to the…Read More

The shed structure takes shape

New Shed Project

Tuesday, 06 September 2011

Our garden, whilst largely completed last year, has still got a few areas needing addressed before our full design can be realised. One of the bigger, outstanding items has been…Read More

The columns in Cleve West's garden

Chelsea Flower Show 2011

Friday, 27 May 2011

So, another year and another Chelsea Flower Show. And what a show indeed! With more show gardens and gold medals than last year, a revamp of the Courtyard Garden section…Read More

Image courtesy of Pedrali

Aspirational Garden Purchases…

Monday, 07 February 2011

Winter can be a difficult time of year for us gardeners. Opportunities to get out in the garden are not hugely frequent and it’s easy to get in a slump and some…Read More

My horse Meg

Vialii Garden Design – How We Got To Where We Are… (Pt1)

Thursday, 03 February 2011

I was laying some Indian sandstone slabs the other day and in a moment of quiet reflection and whilst I gave my lower back a brief respite I got to…Read More

Nitobe Memorial Gardens in Canada

Vialii Review of 2010

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

We’re now trudging well into 2011 and we’re all very excited here at Vialii (despite the weather). We have just been granted the builds on a further three of our…Read More

View from our back garden across to Wallace Monument

The Icy Winter of 2010…

Saturday, 04 December 2010

Regardless of all the frustrations of not being able to work on build projects at the moment due to the heavy snow and icy temperatures, there’s no denying that it’s…Read More

This upcycled wheel makes a great handrail in a garden in Canada

A Sustainable Future

Saturday, 27 November 2010

It’s a common misconception that sustainability and being kind to the environment equates to being unkind on the wallet. Here are some ideas of how you can create a stunning…Read More

Butterfly garden

Wild About Your Garden

Friday, 02 July 2010

Bio-diversity. Sustainability. Eco-friendly. They are all buzz-words in the world of gardening as more and more people realise that it can be cool to care. The United Nations have even…Read More

It looked like a fine web over the shrubbery

Ermine Moth Webs

Wednesday, 02 June 2010

We spotted these rather fascinating webs when leaving our local Wickes recently. The shrubs surrounding the car park were covered in them, creating a rather eerie look. Closer inspection revealed…Read More

A vertical garden is very on trend, both inside and outside

Top 10 for ’10

Sunday, 21 February 2010

As memories of the ice and snow we experienced in January melt away, our thoughts naturally switch to the spring and summer ahead and enjoying the outdoors again. So with…Read More

Home allotments

Jump On The Veg Wagon!

Sunday, 24 January 2010

These days its hard to escape from the media talking about one of two things – the credit crunch or green issues. Both affect us all so wouldn’t it be…Read More

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