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Burgle proof your garden

How To Help Burgle-Proof Your Garden

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

It’s the time of year that many of us are heading off on holiday, leaving our homes empty. There are obvious things you can do in your homes to deter would-be burglars such as alarms, CCTV and putting lights on timers. But, in our latest blog, we share some ideas…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

The Black Hole Terrace

Garden of Cosmic Speculation

Tuesday, 08 May 2018

It was the annual opening of the Garden of Cosmic Speculation last weekend so it was the perfect place to spend Jill’s birthday. As it’s only open for this one day a year you have to make sure you’re on the ball and grasp the opportunity to see what is arguably…Read More

May blossom: unlucky for some

Unlucky For Some

Friday, 13 April 2018

It’s Friday the 13th and for those who are superstitious it’s a day for hiding indoors. We all know the most common superstitions such as “don’t walk under a ladder” or “a broken mirror will bring bad luck” but did you know that these plants are said to be unlucky…Read More

A garden designed by Vialii

Garden Trends for 2018

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

It has been a busy start to 2018 here at Vialii so we are slightly later than planned with our guide to garden trends for 2018. With the weather still not great for being outdoors it is the perfect time to curl up inside with a cuppa and plan what…Read More

Christmas gardening gifts

Vialii Guide to Christmas Gardening Gifts 2017

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

The Christmas lights are up, Wizzard is on the radio and excitement is defintely in the area. It can mean only one thing. Christmas is coming. So in age old tradition, to help you find something a little bit different and a big bit beautiful for your loved ones, here…Read More

A contemporary garden

Do gardens add value to properties?

Tuesday, 03 October 2017

Do gardens add value to properties? We are often asked this question and the answer is a definite yes! A well planned garden can add 20% to the value of your property. Based on the average UK house price, that’s a whopping £60,000. But don’t worry, you don’t need to…Read More

Hylotelephium ‘Herbstfreude’

Late Summer Garden Glory

Monday, 28 August 2017

In Scotland we haven’t had much in the way of a glorious summer this year but we can still make sure that we still have late summer garden colour as we slip towards Autumn. From hot herbaceous to glorious grasses there is plenty to keep your garden a riot of colour…Read More

Beautiful sandstone creates a more rustic raised bed

Raising Expectations…

Monday, 03 July 2017

At Vialii we design a LOT of raised beds. They are popular with clients for many reasons – they are great for older clients who can’t bend down to the ground easily; kids love growing veg in them; they can look great with in-built seating around patios; they can make it…Read More

Levens Hall Gardens

Topiary Or Not Topiary, That Is The Question…

Monday, 08 May 2017

Topiary spans many centuries – it is prevalent in Renaissance gardens as well as formal gardens belonging to the grandest of country estates. Yet it is just as at home in simple, contemporary, urban gardens. Some people see topiary as a twee addition to a garden, akin to the garden gnome…Read More

The Thoughtful Gardener

Book Review: “Thoughtful Gardener” by Jinny Blom

Monday, 10 April 2017

The title of this new gardening book perfectly encapsulates Jinny Blom – the Thoughtful Gardener. With a previous background in psychology Jinny calls on her experience when creating her own, unique outdoor spaces for clients and breathing life into her gardens. But is her new book worthy of space on…Read More

Urban Flowers by Carolyn Dunster

Book Review: “Urban Flowers” by Carolyn Dunster

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

In recent years there has been a lot of focus on urban gardening and creating gardens whatever space you have. From rooftop terraces to vertical gardens there are always ways to create wonderful gardens wherever you are. In our last blog, “Small Garden, Big Ideas” we shared our top tips…Read More

Small front garden

Small Garden, Big Ideas

Monday, 06 March 2017

When you think of gardens you often think of large spaces, winding paths, focal points, places to laze on sunny days (well, we can but dream!) but you don’t have to have a large outdoor space in the country to be able to garden. Urban gardening in limited areas is…Read More

She Sheds by Erika Kotite

Book Review: She Sheds by Erika Kotite

Monday, 30 January 2017

“She Sheds” is a magical book, crammed to the gunnels with tips and inspiration to create your very own garden retreat. They’re sheds but not as we know it! “She Sheds” immediately gets you into the spirit of creating your own outdoor space right from the introduction. Who wouldn’t want…Read More

Pantone colour garden trends for 2017

Garden Trends for 2017

Monday, 02 January 2017

It may still be short days and bleak weather outside but that doesn’t stop us planning for 2017. But if you want to have your finger on the pulse when it comes to your garden in 2017 you will need our guide to all the latest trends… Colour of the…Read More

Show Garden of the Year

Vialii Review of 2016

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

It’s getting to that time of year. With Christmas on our doorstep, 2016 stretches back behind us, packed full of gorgeous gardens, perfect products and funny Fringe shows! Here is the Vialii review of 2016 and all our best bits… Website of the Year Well it has to be our own…Read More

Christmas Garden Gifts 2016

Vialii Guide to Christmas Gardening Gifts 2016

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

It’s time for our annual recommendations for cool gifts to give to your loved one this Christmas which will brighten up your garden, appeal to wildlife, satisfy your tummy and help with the gardening chores. There is something to suit everyone so read on to find out more.. Koziol Pi:p…Read More

Garden lighting

Spotlight On Garden Lighting

Monday, 17 October 2016

When we do our initial consultations with clients we have an extensive list of questions we go through to ensure we cover all aspects of gardens and deliver the garden of your dreams. One of the things we discuss is garden lighting. Lighting can transform your garden in the evening…Read More

The cypress trees make a strong statement

Cypress Trees And Why You Should Have Them

Wednesday, 07 September 2016

We have just planted eight cypress trees in a wonderful garden in Bridge of Allan which we designed and built for our clients. The garden has been complete for a while apart from said trees as we were waiting on them arriving from Italy.  And wow, what a difference they…Read More

A lovely day out at Jupiter Artland

Jupiter Artland: Out Of This World

Monday, 08 August 2016

Jupiter Artland, squirrelled away in West Lothian, is aptly named as it is truly out of this world. From the moment you arrive, the attention to detail of every single element of the garden is quite breathtaking. We were lucky enough to be accompanied by our good friend and talented…Read More

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