Our upcycled archway is starting to really take shape

Gardening During Lockdown – Week 5

Monday, 27 April 2020

Can you believe we are now five weeks into lockdown? The weeks are flying past here at Vialii Towers and we haven’t tackled half the jobs we had on our…Read More

This little ladybug is in our front garden

Gardening During Lockdown – Week 4

Monday, 20 April 2020

Can you believe that’s been 4 weeks of lockdown? A whole month? It’s a long time in gardening and with all the sunny weather things are growing at a pace…Read More

The painted stones are a beautiful addition to the garden

Make Your Own Plant Labels

Thursday, 16 April 2020

With extra time on our hands we decided to tackle a project we have wanted to do for some time. We collected some lovely pebbles on a holiday last year…Read More

Get our gang HQ in top tip condition for when lockdown ends

Gardening During Lockdown – Week 3

Monday, 13 April 2020

So, as we come to the end of Week 3 of Lockdown, many of us seem to be getting into a new rhythm. And in many ways, this strange new…Read More

Our firepit made from an old washing machine drum

Gardening During Lockdown – Week 2

Monday, 06 April 2020

As we skip, hop and jump our way to the end of week 2 of the Covid-19 lockdown, our gardens continue to flourish and provide a safe haven for us…Read More

Start chitting your potatoes

Gardening During Lockdown – Week 1

Monday, 30 March 2020

As the first, bizarre, unsettling week of lockdown due to coronavirus comes to an end, we have collated some of the things we have done in our garden during the…Read More

Set up a good work station. Maybe don't have a dog on your knee though, reduces productivity somewhat!

The Vialii Guide To Working From Home

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

In these extraordinary times, more and more people are finding themselves working from home. “Indoor Vialii” have been largely working from home for years so we reckon we are pretty…Read More

Vialii Guide To Top Garden Pests And Diseases

Thursday, 12 March 2020

Gardening is well known for being good for the heart and soul. But when garden pests and diseases start to shoulder in uninvited it can get those stress levels rising…Read More

The Glory of Seedheads

Monday, 13 January 2020

We are great advocates for the glory of seedheads in gardens. They provide interest and structure in the winter garden as well as being important for wildlife. Birds will eke…Read More

We created this wonderful oasis in a corner of a city garden

Vialii Garden Trends for 2020

Friday, 03 January 2020

We all know that gardening is not just for the retired. Trend setters everywhere are looking to create their own cool places to relax outdoors. They want to have their…Read More

The modern hot tub garden

Vialii Review of 2019

Tuesday, 31 December 2019

As the teen years near their end and we look forward to the roaring 20s, it’s the perfect time to look at the year just passed and remember the highlights…Read More

A colourful parasol will create a cool vibe in your garden

Vialii Guide to Christmas Gardening Gifts 2019

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

It’s the countdown to the Big Day so it’s time to get some thoughtful gifts for your loved ones. As always, we have pulled together a few of our favourites…Read More

Three ceramic planters look great grouped together providing year round interest

Top of the Pots

Monday, 18 November 2019

As garden designers, it’s important for us to consider all potential features in gardens and which work best with a client’s brief. From pergolas and water features to garden sculpture…Read More

This was our favourite gate. It has a retro sun-burst design which we love and reminds us of our own garden gates...

The Garden Gates of Nairn

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

On our recent holiday to Nairn in Morayshire we couldn’t help but notice the wide and wonderful array of garden gates there. A lot of thought has been put into…Read More

Image courtesy of likeaduck

3 Ways To Help Wildlife This Winter

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

The clocks have changed, the frosts have arrived and Strictly is well under way. It can only mean one thing – winter is creeping ever closer! And whilst we can…Read More

The signature piece in the Playful Garden - Brodie Bunny!

Garden Visit: Brodie Castle & Playful Garden

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

We had the absolute pleasure of staying in Nairn last week for the school’s October break. Nearby lies Brodie Castle, so with membership cards in hand, we scooted along the…Read More

Our skilled in-house landscaping team can follow your garden design exactly

How Does The Garden Design Process Work?

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Most of the potential clients who contact us have never had a garden designed before and have no idea how it all works. We appreciate what a daunting thought it…Read More

The Burts at Culzean Castle and Country Park

Garden Visit: Culzean Castle & Country Park

Wednesday, 04 September 2019

We recently spent a week on the lovely Ayrshire Coast and decided to visit Culzean Castle & Country Park, especially as it is both dog and child friendly, a must…Read More


Garden Visit: Cragside

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Northumberland has been a regular retreat for us in recent years – the beautiful beaches have won over our hearts and Noodle the Cockapoo became an immediate fan on her…Read More

Brodick Castle Gardens

Guest Blog: Garden Visit to Brodick Castle and Gardens

Monday, 22 July 2019

Our lovely friends The Robertsons recently visited Arran and kindly gave us a review of Brodick Castle and Gardens which we have been wanting to visit for a while. Here’s…Read More

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