Fennel seedheads in frost

The Glory of Seedheads

Monday, 13 January 2020

We are great advocates for the glory of seedheads in gardens. They provide interest and structure in the winter garden as well as being important for wildlife. Birds will eke out the seeds whilst insects, and their eggs and larvae, will hide amongst the stems and seed heads and shelter…Read More

We created this wonderful oasis in a corner of a city garden

Vialii Garden Trends for 2020

Friday, 03 January 2020

We all know that gardening is not just for the retired. Trend setters everywhere are looking to create their own cool places to relax outdoors. They want to have their own home allotments to grow organic, healthy veg and do their bit for the environment. You can do that AND…Read More

The modern hot tub garden

Vialii Review of 2019

Tuesday, 31 December 2019

As the teen years near their end and we look forward to the roaring 20s, it’s the perfect time to look at the year just passed and remember the highlights (and some sadder times too.) Here’s the Vialii Review of 2019… Garden of the Year Asking us to choose our…Read More

A colourful parasol will create a cool vibe in your garden

Vialii Guide to Christmas Gardening Gifts 2019

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

It’s the countdown to the Big Day so it’s time to get some thoughtful gifts for your loved ones. As always, we have pulled together a few of our favourites to suit the different budgets and loved ones in your lives. Here’s the Vialii guide to Chritmas gardening gifts 2019……Read More

Three ceramic planters look great grouped together providing year round interest

Top of the Pots

Monday, 18 November 2019

As garden designers, it’s important for us to consider all potential features in gardens and which work best with a client’s brief. From pergolas and water features to garden sculpture and lighting, there are many elements to consider and every brief and garden is unique. One of the features we…Read More

This was our favourite gate. It has a retro sun-burst design which we love and reminds us of our own garden gates...

The Garden Gates of Nairn

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

On our recent holiday to Nairn in Morayshire we couldn’t help but notice the wide and wonderful array of garden gates there. A lot of thought has been put into their garden gates, reflecting their styles and passions. As garden designers, we love it when people think about the details…Read More

Image courtesy of likeaduck

3 Ways To Help Wildlife This Winter

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

The clocks have changed, the frosts have arrived and Strictly is well under way. It can only mean one thing – winter is creeping ever closer! And whilst we can snuggle indoors with our central heating and cosy PJs, life’s not quite as comfortable for some of our garden friends.…Read More

The signature piece in the Playful Garden - Brodie Bunny!

Garden Visit: Brodie Castle & Playful Garden

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

We had the absolute pleasure of staying in Nairn last week for the school’s October break. Nearby lies Brodie Castle, so with membership cards in hand, we scooted along the road to see what we would discover in our latest NTS adventure… Dog Friendly As you would expect, our focus…Read More

Our skilled in-house landscaping team can follow your garden design exactly

How Does The Garden Design Process Work?

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Most of the potential clients who contact us have never had a garden designed before and have no idea how it all works. We appreciate what a daunting thought it can be so we thought we would explain how our garden design process works… Initial garden design consultation When you…Read More

The Burts at Culzean Castle and Country Park

Garden Visit: Culzean Castle & Country Park

Wednesday, 04 September 2019

We recently spent a week on the lovely Ayrshire Coast and decided to visit Culzean Castle & Country Park, especially as it is both dog and child friendly, a must for us these days. We have been to Culzean before but not for quite some time so we were looking…Read More


Garden Visit: Cragside

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Northumberland has been a regular retreat for us in recent years – the beautiful beaches have won over our hearts and Noodle the Cockapoo became an immediate fan on her visit this summer. This year we decided to revisit a garden we first went to 6 years ago, and we…Read More

Brodick Castle Gardens

Guest Blog: Garden Visit to Brodick Castle and Gardens

Monday, 22 July 2019

Our lovely friends The Robertsons recently visited Arran and kindly gave us a review of Brodick Castle and Gardens which we have been wanting to visit for a while. Here’s what they thought of it… “We recently spent a few days on the beautiful island of Arran as part of…Read More

Our "new" furniture fits perfectly on our wee balcony

Garden Furniture Makeover

Thursday, 23 May 2019

If you know anything about us then you will know we love a wee makeover project and saving things from landfill and giving them a new lease of life. Let’s face it we’ll all get a bit old and rusty one day but we’re not ready for the rubbish heap…Read More

Planting Dicksonia antartctica is a great way to make a bold statement in your garden

Garden Trends for 2019

Tuesday, 01 January 2019

Gardening used to have a reputation for being boring and something people do when they retire. These days it is trendy to spend more time outdoors and use your garden as an extra room. So we have our (green) fingers on the pulse and have brought you the big garden…Read More

Millboard composite decking paired with chunky ropes looks stunning

Vialii Review of 2018

Friday, 28 December 2018

As we near the end of 2018, as is the tradition, we have cast our minds back over the year that’s been and we have pulled together our own wee highlights of the gardening world (and some other stuff!) and created the Vialii Review of 2018… Product of the Year…Read More

For the stylish gardener in your life

Vialii Guide to Christmas Gardening Gifts 2018

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

If you’re like us and you have still not finished your Christmas shopping and are struggling for ideas, then this is the list for you! We have carefully selected our favourite garden related gifts which your nearest and dearest would love to receive. So without further ado, here is the…Read More

Pretty LED lights in a jar brighten up a dark balcony

Best Outdoor Christmas Decorations

Wednesday, 05 December 2018

Normally we are adorning your garden with beautiful planting, patios, pergolas and water features. But at this time of year our minds turn to how we can tastefully make your house stand out in the festive crowd. Here’s our guide to the best outdoor Christmas decorations… Wreaths You will no…Read More

Mirrors are great for small gardens

Design A Small Courtyard Garden

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

We recently went on holiday to York and stayed in a beautiful townhouse just outside the City Walls. The garden was very small but it showed how a small garden can still be cleverly designed to create a lush green space where you can relax. Here are a few tips…Read More

Shieldhill Butterfly Project Garden for the Community

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Back in September 2014, when Tilda was still tucked up safely in my tummy, Michael and I met with Elaine from the Butterfly Project to discuss how we could help them transform the local church’s steeply sloping garden into a space the community could use. Elaine with the support of…Read More

This is our favourite! How cool is this blue path, like a wave through the garden!

A Garden Commute to Work in China

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

We love spending our days in gardens and feel fortunate to be able to do so. We know so many people have to walk/cycle along busy roads to get to work or sit in cars or in busy trains. One of our maintenance clients sent us these amazing photos of…Read More

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