View from our back garden across to Wallace Monument

The Icy Winter of 2010…

Regardless of all the frustrations of not being able to work on build projects at the moment due to the heavy snow and icy temperatures, there’s no denying that it’s an incredibly beautiful time of year for the winter garden… Our garden and the fields beyond are covered in snow,…Read More

This upcycled wheel makes a great handrail in a garden in Canada

A Sustainable Future

It’s a common misconception that sustainability and being kind to the environment equates to being unkind on the wallet. Here are some ideas of how you can create a stunning sustainable garden whilst still doing your bit to help the planet and without breaking the bank… RECYCLE Re-use all sorts…Read More


Bridge of Allan Times

We explain how in these economically challenging times, you can sustain an environmentally friendly future whilst still maintaining your bank balance.  

Butterfly garden

Wild About Your Garden

Bio-diversity. Sustainability. Eco-friendly. They are all buzz-words in the world of gardening as more and more people realise that it can be cool to care. The United Nations have even declared 2010 as the Year of Biodiversity. No longer does having a wildlife garden mean that you just leave an…Read More

Bridge of Allan Times Summer 2010

Bridge of Allan Times

We share our top tips on how to create your own wildlife friendly garden…

It looked like a fine web over the shrubbery

Ermine Moth Webs

We spotted these rather fascinating webs when leaving our local Wickes recently. The shrubs surrounding the car park were covered in them, creating a rather eerie look. Closer inspection revealed thousands of little caterpillars were steadily devouring the foliage of the shrubbery they had encompassed. A quick Google search revealed them to…Read More

Bridge of Allan Times Spring 2010

Bridge of Allan Times

We give your insider’s tips on what will be the big gardening trends of 2010…


Allanwater News

We discuss some of our favourite garden trends for 2010.

Decking laid on its edge can look fabulous

Top 10 for ’10

As memories of the ice and snow we experienced in January melt away, our thoughts naturally switch to the spring and summer ahead and enjoying the outdoors again. So with the dawn of a new decade, it’s time to think of new ideas for our gardens for 2010. Here are…Read More

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Jump On The Veg Wagon!

These days its hard to escape from the media talking about one of two things – the credit crunch or green issues. Both affect us all so wouldn’t it be great to have a hobby which distracted us from the depressing news whilst directly tackled both issues? Well now you…Read More

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