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Vialii Guide to Christmas Gardening Gifts 2018

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

If you’re like us and you have still not finished your Christmas shopping and are struggling for ideas, then this is the list for you! We have carefully selected our…Read More

Pretty LED lights in a jar brighten up a dark balcony

Best Outdoor Christmas Decorations

Wednesday, 05 December 2018

Normally we are adorning your garden with beautiful planting, patios, pergolas and water features. But at this time of year our minds turn to how we can tastefully make your…Read More

Mirrors are great for small gardens

Design A Small Courtyard Garden

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

We recently went on holiday to York and stayed in a beautiful townhouse just outside the City Walls. The garden was very small but it showed how a small garden…Read More

Make An Autumn Wreath

Wednesday, 03 October 2018

With all the leaves changing colour and falling from the trees, we were inspired to make an autumn wreath for my bedroom door. It’s a great craft project for children of all…Read More

Shieldhill Butterfly Project Garden for the Community

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Back in September 2014, when Tilda was still tucked up safely in my tummy, Michael and I met with Elaine from the Butterfly Project to discuss how we could help…Read More

Darn Good Nature Art

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Hey everyone. I went for a fun ramble along the Darn Walk during the school holidays. The Darn Walk if you have never been is a pretty walk along the…Read More

This is our favourite! How cool is this blue path, like a wave through the garden!

A Garden Commute to Work in China

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

We love spending our days in gardens and feel fortunate to be able to do so. We know so many people have to walk/cycle along busy roads to get to…Read More

Bug hotel

Make Your Own Bug Hotel

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

My recent blog “Make Your Own Bird Feeder” was all about helping birds. This one is all about helping the bugs which are an important part in keeping our gardens healthy.…Read More

The Black Hole Terrace

Garden of Cosmic Speculation

Tuesday, 08 May 2018

It was the annual opening of the Garden of Cosmic Speculation last weekend so it was the perfect place to spend Jill’s birthday. As it’s only open for this one…Read More

Dye your easter eggs naturally

Dye Your Easter Eggs Naturally

Monday, 26 March 2018

We had a fun early Easter over at our BFF Euan’s house and it even snowed! We have NEVER rolled our Easter eggs in the snow before! This year we…Read More

Growing veg

What We’re Growing in 2018

Monday, 19 March 2018

We LOVE this time of year as we see all the bulbs pushing through in the garden and the weather (hopefully) starts to improve. We have BIG plans to grow…Read More

Potato Day in Dunblane

Growing Potatoes

Monday, 19 February 2018

It was Potato Day in my neighbouring village of Dunblane at the weekend so we popped up with M&D to have a look. It was a busy old gathering of…Read More

Make Your Own Bird Feeder

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

It’s been a busy start to 2018 for me as I turned 6 and started going to Beavers. On my very first week there we made a cool bird feeder…Read More

Christmas gardening gifts

Vialii Guide to Christmas Gardening Gifts 2017

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

The Christmas lights are up, Wizzard is on the radio and excitement is defintely in the area. It can mean only one thing. Christmas is coming. So in age old…Read More

Christmas gardening gifts for kids

Vialii Guide to Kids Gardening Gifts for Christmas 2017

Monday, 27 November 2017

If you’re like us, you will have been writing (and re-writing) your list for Santa for some time now. If you are looking for some more ideas or a lovely…Read More

A contemporary garden

Do gardens add value to properties?

Tuesday, 03 October 2017

Do gardens add value to properties? We are often asked this question and the answer is a definite yes! A well planned garden can add 20% to the value of…Read More

I've only got eyes for yummy strawberries!

Grow Your Own Strawberries

We just love growing our own fruit and you can pretty much find us in our raspberry patch at this time of year, catching the end of those rosy jewels!…Read More

Deadly or Woody Nightshade

Deadly v Woody Nightshade

Monday, 04 September 2017

We have heard a lot of chat recently about deadly nightshade and fears that it is appearing in domestic gardens. However, in many instances it is actually a completely different plant…Read More

Double book review

Double Book Review: “Growing Perfect Vegetables” & “The Salad Garden”

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

This week I have had my head in the books as I have two new books to review for you! So I better crack on and tell you about them:…Read More

Beautiful sandstone creates a more rustic raised bed

Raising Expectations…

Monday, 03 July 2017

At Vialii we design a LOT of raised beds. They are popular with clients for many reasons – they are great for older clients who can’t bend down to the ground…Read More

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