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Upside down plum cake - very pretty!

Plum Upside Down Cake Recipe

Saturday, 31 August 2013

It’s been great fun in the garden in recent weeks with all the yummy things we have been picking. This week, our lovely neighbour, Auntie Muriel, asked us to help…Read More

Quality control is very important when you are sorting perfect potatoes

Perfect Potatoes

Monday, 26 August 2013

Potatoes are great, aren’t they? They are a bit like me, wonderfully versatile 😉 As you all know by now, I am Lulu the Secret Blogger, and I like to…Read More

Curving lawn, a new patio and structural planting transforms this garden

Transformers – Gardens in Disguise! Part 2

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Earlier this year we blogged some “Before & After” pictures of a few of the gardens we have designed and built. Here are some more of our recent garden transformations… A Room…Read More

Harvest, Hooray!

Monday, 19 August 2013

I had a really fun weekend here at Vialii Towers with M&D. On Saturday it was really quite wet so we stayed indoors and did lots of fun arty projects…Read More

Bees on eryngium

The Bees Knees

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Hi, it’s me, Lulu, The Secret Blogger again! So, the bees knees. What a funny saying. I mean, do bees even have knees? And if so, why are they so…Read More

The beautiful, renovated Provost Lamp

Provost Park Set To Blossom

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

For almost three years, local business Vialii Garden Design have been working closely with Bridge of Allan Community Council to create a new design for the village’s Provost Park. Having…Read More

We can help fix your flooded garden

Money Down The Drain? Never!

Monday, 12 August 2013

One of the most common problems we come across when we go to see new clients is a sodden lawn and garden drainage issues. And after the Winter we have…Read More

Pallet sand-pit

Pallet Perfection

Monday, 05 August 2013

The landscaping side of our business gets a LOT of materials delivered on pallets. Lately we have been giving some thought to what we could use the leftover pallets for. Here are…Read More

An oil lantern made from rusted metal is softened by planting

Get To The (Focal) Point – Part 2

Thursday, 01 August 2013

In our recent blog on garden focal points we told you why they are such an important feature in the gardens we design. Here are a few more examples of…Read More

The Poison Garden at Alnwick Gardens

Danger Danger! Our Guide To Poisonous Plants

Recently I went on holiday with M&D and my BFF Euan and his parents. It was a brilliant holiday and we spent loads of time at the beach (1) which…Read More

A Japanese lantern, water feature and koi bridge set the mood in this garden

Get To The (Focal) Point – Part 1

Thursday, 18 July 2013

One of the many tricks a garden designer has up their sleeve is the use of garden focal points. Focal points can: create a journey around the garden, literally leading…Read More

Our fab rhubarb patch

Rhubarb Chutney Recipe

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Hello again everyone and welcome back to my blog. One of the things my BFF Euan (1) has taught me is that food is important and very yummy! I have…Read More

Sssshhhh. Lulu’s Secret Blog…

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Mwahahahaha! My name is Lulu and I’ve taken over this blog from my mummy & daddy. They don’t know that I’ve commandeered it, in fact they don’t know that I…Read More

Lulu shows she's willing to muck in and help

Growing Our Own

Monday, 29 April 2013

This time last year we were in a bit of a tizzy as we had just had Lulu and every minute was taken up with our new bundle. We just…Read More

A pallet incorporating a bug hotel at RHS Cardiff Show

Do You Do Room Service?

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Everyone likes a nice, comfy home and bugs are no different from the rest of us. Many are happy to set up home under a pile of leaves or logs.…Read More

Before: the garden was inaccessible and overgrown

Transformers – Gardens in Disguise! Part 1

Friday, 12 April 2013

We love pretty much all aspects of running our own gardening business. Even doing the admin is enjoyable as it can give us an excuse to hide indoors with a…Read More

The full colour design for a garden which we designed in Bridge of Allan

The Benefits of Using A Garden Designer

Monday, 18 March 2013

Despite what the weather may be telling us, Spring officially starts this week which for many of us means that our thoughts move to our outdoor spaces. Gardens are an…Read More

Google Drive helps support the business

5 Apps that help me run a gardening business (2013)

Saturday, 26 January 2013

I’m a bit of an early adopter when it comes to techstuff. Not everything I try is useful or even enjoyable but there are a few apps that now serve…Read More

The Vialii Garden Design team!

Vialii Review of 2012

Monday, 07 January 2013

As we venture into 2013 it’s time for a step back and a review of 2012. 2012 was an enormous year for Vialii Garden Design. On February 2nd the business…Read More

One of our garden designs

The Garden Design Process Explained

Friday, 04 January 2013

At Vialii Garden Design, we understand what a daunting prospect it can be embarking on getting your garden designed and landscaped. We will endeavour to make you comfortable through every stage of…Read More

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