Understanding Soil pH: Recommendations for Soil Types

By Libby Reeves One of the first questions I always ask clients that come to Nicholsons for advice is, ‘What is your soil like?’ The soil is essential to anchor the roots and hold the plant upright. It is vital as a water source and is the supply tank for nutrients that will keep Read more »


Futuristic Garden Design for a Changing Climate

By Francesca Lawes According to forecasted climate projections, average temperatures in the UK could rise by 2-6°C over the next century, a fact that could dramatically change the face of what is currently perceived as the typical English country garden. Rolling lawns and billowing herbaceous borders may be cast aside and replaced by palms Read more »


UK Vintage Climbers

By Will Beament Climbing plants are wonderful for softening harsh surfaces or fences and are often under-utilised in garden designs. They are particularly useful if you are limited on border space but have some vertical surfaces that are in need of inspiration. Many climbers are well suited to growing in containers and can be Read more »


Spring Gardening Jobs

By Steve Malsher Well, who can believe that we are in March already and that Meteorological spring has landed across the UK? 'Horticultural spring' is another matter though, and is determined by when certain spring plants that appear in your garden (daffodils, crocuses etc.). Unlike Meteorological spring (which always starts on the 1st March), Horticultural Read more »


Introducing Frankie and Her Delicious Mother’s Day Cakes

Introducing the culinary talent behind the cakes of Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day at The Yurt: Frankie Michelini. Enjoyed by so many customers, these beautiful creations come from a mind inspired by art and European culture. Like fellow chef Enrico, Frankie’s cooking journey began in Italy with her family, Read more »