When’s the best time to plant?
“As soon as you get the keys to your new home, go for it. Even in Winter when the ground is wet, November to March is actually an ideal time for planting trees. Just get in there and enjoy it.”
Are there any garden trends to look out for?
“I think we’re moving more towards native planting now, with wildflowers to encourage wildlife and biodiversity. Having bees, butterflies and birds in the garden is lovely.
“I think it depends on you and your circumstances too. For a professional couple who may be working long hours, you want something minimal that’s easily maintained. I’d suggest a porcelain patio, maybe even astro turf and a fire pit for entertaining on weekends. Whereas for an older couple who might have more time on their hands, a simple patio with raised planters and sleepers work well.”