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Birthday Treat

I look forward to my birthday because it’s a great excuse for treating myself. I often think we don’t treat ourselves enough but I certainly made up for that recently when I booked a full day workshop with Sarah from Simply by Arrangement, the famous florist from...

Our Crafty Gardener Philosophy

  I love gardens, you won’t be surprised to learn. I love sitting in my garden watching the bees on the flowers and listening to the birds sing. I love going back to gardens I have designed to see how they have changed and grown. But, you may be surprised to...

Spring time

I don’t know about you but I love being led by the Seasons and I am really enjoying Spring this year. I am filled with such cheer when I see banks of bright sunny daffodils; taking a woodland walk and drawing in deep breathes of the hyacinth like scent of bluebells...

Valentine Flowers

Valentine’s day is inextricably linked with flowers. It’s a celebration of romance in the UK but in other countries it’s a celebration of friendship and kindness. Understandably there is often some backlash against the commercial pressure of the day however it is a...

Creating a Calm Garden

A garden should be a place of comfort. A place where you can have a quiet moment and let your worries slip away. When you catch sight of your garden through a window, your spirits should lift and your shoulders drop. So, how to achieve this oasis of calm in your back...

Bulbs – The Perfect Plant?

Clients often ask me how they can have colourful flowers all year round. They don’t want a lot of fuss and bother. Something that you can plant and leave. Does such a fantasy plant exist? Absolutely! Bulbs are the perfect plant. Most bulbs will not only...

Louise on the Radio

I was pleasantly surprised to be  invited by Steve Yabsley to be his main guest on his BBC Bristol lunchtime show. The timing was fantastic as I was launching The Crafty Gardeners in early 2018 and this would be a brilliant chance to speak about it. It was...

Design Tips to Transform your Garden for the Summer

Winter is a perfect time of year for planning garden improvements. Here are five tips for a summer garden transformation. Create Structure Winter is the best time of year to check if your garden has any backbone. A garden should have a skeletal shape that...

Frome Independent Nurseries

Frome has a choice of local independent nurseries where you can rely on friendly expert advice and the confidence that comes with buying locally grown plants. Crafty Gardeners designer Michelle Wake reviews what’s available and asks for tips on plants for...

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Phone Michelle for garden workshops - 07974 306488

Phone Louise for floral craft - 07929 253942

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