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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

Our 9 Favourite Ways To Slay The Slug!

We love our garden but sadly slugs do too! This year we have LOADS of slugs and snails in the garden. Our latest blog gives you some tips on how…Read More

Jam Maker's Garden

The Jam Maker’s Garden: An Interview by Lulu Burt

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

I LOVE fruit. I love growing it. I love eating it. And I love cooking with it. So I was really pleased to be sent a copy of “The Jam…Read More

Levens Hall Gardens

Topiary Or Not Topiary, That Is The Question…

Monday, 08 May 2017

Topiary spans many centuries – it is prevalent in Renaissance gardens as well as formal gardens belonging to the grandest of country estates. Yet it is just as at home in…Read More

Lulu growing potatoes

How To Grow Potatoes

My latest blog tells you all you need to know to grow the perfect potatoes in an easy to follow guide. It’s gotta be simple, I’m only 5 right! How…Read More

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Welcome to the musings, amusings, the rantings and ravings, the mutterings and stutterings of our Vialii Monologues blog. Here we’ll try to keep you abreast of all things Vialii along with our perspective on the latest trends in garden design.


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