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The Big Plant Nursery is an independent retail plant nursery set up by the award-winning Creative Landscape Company based in Twyford, Berkshire.We specialise in specimens and mature plants and pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service. 

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The Power of Plants

What is the easiest way to transform your garden? With plants, plants and more plants. Plants can transform any space, from the blank canvas of a new build property to an established garden. In fact, would it even be a garden without plants?

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Do you need a project?

Are you happy with your relationship...with your garden? Really happy or is there room for improvement?

A combination of spending more time at home and in your garden may have got you thinking...is it time for a change. If your garden isn't meeting your needs there are lots of things you can do. 

Whilst you may not be able to implement your ideas immediately, now is the time to make plans. If it helps, make a list of pros and cons. Planning such a garden requires a combination of skills and with so much choice out there it can be a bit daunting. Whether you intend to create your own design or use a professional garden designer, it is important to follow a logical design process to ensure the garden meets your needs. Here’s some simple guidance on where to start.

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With another lockdown starting today we are relieved and of course grateful that this time landscape companies, plant nurseries and garden centres can remain open.

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Linda Wadley joins the Creative Landscape Team

Linda joined the Creative Landscape team as a Planting Consultant in early October. With a background in sales and IT she has always had a passion for horticulture so decided to pursue her interest professionally by achieving an RHS Level 2 at Burchetts Green followed by a diploma in garden design.

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What makes a garden award winning?

We have been designing, building, planting and maintaining beautiful gardens for over thirty years. During this time we have received various national awards for our plants and gardens, these include Gold Medals at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. But what makes a garden award winning? 

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If finding enough time for gardening is proving difficult, a gravel garden may be the way forward for you.  A good way to create a low-maintenance but visually pleasing garden is by introducing drought-tolerant plants. These plants look great set in gravel which helps keep the moisture in and the weeds down, saving more time.

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Let there be light

When you do enjoy your garden?

If you have a young family you maybe don't have time to sit down during the day and enjoy your garden. You might be at work all week and use the weekends to get on with important garden jobs such as weeding and mowing the lawn; whatever the scenario you can bet that as soon as you sit down to relax, it gets dark.

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Design and Planting tips for Small Gardens

In a recent fact-finding survey carried out by the Big Plant Nursery, 29% of customers said they had a small garden. This got us thinking about the different needs of a small garden compared to those of a mid-size or large space.

The benefits of a small garden are of course that they require less maintenance and therefore more time to spend relaxing or entertaining. Here are some things to consider if you have a smaller space to work with. 

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Upgrade your garden in 10 simple steps

Here are our top ten simple steps to give your garden a mini facelift. Getting your garden into the best possible shape it can be is a great starting point for any big changes you may want to make and really assists with the design process.

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