Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Front Garden re-vamp

We have had a really busy summer with the Urban Eden Landscaping side of things, and the weather has really helped us get lots of work done without being rained off every other day!
Here are a couple of photographs of a recently finished front garden which was in need of a make over.
The customers were so happy with the results, and now don't find it such a big task to keep on top of.
Pop along to our landscaping website to find out more about the services we offer *HERE*

We just need to find the time to start our own garden now!!

Helen




Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Gardeners apron made from 100% recycled leather.....


This fab 100% recycled leather gardener's apron is ideal for outdoor use, it's water repellent, hard wearing & comfortable to wear & like all leather it increases in character with age. The apron has deep twin pockets & comes with a dibber, roll of twine & a pair cotton gardening gloves, one size fits all!! It arrives wrapped in brown paper & boxed in a lovely little wooden crate which can be kept as a handy little seed tray for the garden.The apron is £37.50 & can be found HERE .......(Made in the UK)






Friday, 5 July 2013

Elderflower cordial......


I love this time of year, everything is growing practically as you watch it & the hedgerows are looking lovely, lush & full of life. It is the perfect time to go out & pick some Elderflowers  & make fizz or cordial (not from the side of busy roads as this affects the taste) there is a River cottage recipe for fizz in an older blog post, but here is one for everyone, try it with some little flowers frozen into ice cubes for a pretty summer party drink.
This recipe for Elder flower cordial is from Sarah Raven’s  Garden Cookbook (Bloomsbury).


This recipe makes two 750ml bottles.
1.35g granulated sugar
Flowers from 15-20 elderflower heads
2 oranges, thinly sliced
2 lemons, thinly sliced
2 limes, thinly sliced
30g tartaric (or citric) acid
Put 1.15 litres of water and the sugar in a large saucepan, and dissolve the sugar completely before bringing to the boil. Add the flowers and return the water to the boil.  Remove from the heat immediately.
Thinly slice the fruit into a large bowl or jug. Add the tartaric acid to the fruit and pour over the hot syrup and flowers. Stir well and cover loosely. Leave for 24 hours.  Strain into warm sterillised bottles and seal.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Dog proof garden!

This is a job Urban Eden Landscaping finished a couple of weeks ago, the main reason the customers wanted the design & work carrying out was to dog proof the garden, they have a dog who likes to dig! They wanted a contemporary style with a mixture of paving & decking, the planting scheme was to be low maintenance, and when established will fill the raised planters.

Before......
After........

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Cottage garden




I just LOVE the feel of this garden (from Homes & Garden magazine), alliums & box hedge always look lovely together & I love the height which is added & the lovely vintage touches too, it has made me want to get our garden underway more than ever, only trouble is in the spring & summer we are too busy doing customers gardens to start on our own!! (No complaints about being busy though)!
Until we get it done I will just create a scrap book of lovely ideas & dream!!
xx






Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Reclaimed spanish roof tile lanterns

 We  have just started to sell our lovely reclaimed lanterns in pairs with a great saving too, our roof tile wall lanterns are made from reclaimed Spanish roof tiles. The lanterns have a handmade glass storm cover for our great British weather! They add a lovely rustic look to gardens, yards & outside spaces, & they are great indoors too