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"Raised Bed Revolution" by Tara Nolan

#RaisedBedRevolution – Book Review

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

We’ve recently been sent a copy of “Raised Bed Revolution”, a new book by Tara Nolan all about one of our favourite garden features – the raised beds. We have designed and built a variety of raised beds over the years, using different materials and using different designs and shapes,…Read More

The Sky Planter

Our Pick of Unusual Planters

Tuesday, 07 June 2016

Planters are a great way to add colour and panache to any garden, however big or small. They can also help to deal with all sorts of issues including soil quality, pests, access. But a planter need not be as simple as just a run-of-the-mill pot that you see at…Read More

Garden design by Vialii

When Should You Commission A Garden Designer?

Monday, 25 April 2016

It’s that wonderful time of year when the sun has started to shine, kids are out playing in the street, the evenings are stretching longer every day and flowers, leaves and blossom are unfurling everywhere. And with that, our phone and email are going like tickets for an Adele concert…Read More

A happy Flynn in the garden

Dog Friendly Gardens, What To Consider…

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

It’s not just bark of the decorative variety that we need to consider in the gardens we design, it’s very often our clients’ prized pooches we need to incorporate. So what do we need to consider in dog friendly gardens? Well here are some of our top tips… Keeping your…Read More

Rendered seat with hardwood finish

Take A Seat, Vialii Style

Monday, 22 February 2016

At Vialii, when we design your garden we think about EVERY last detail. From the garden structure, where the sunny parts are, what plants will work best, what time you have to maintain the garden, what style you like, we think about it all. And one of the most important…Read More

Christmas gift

Coolest Garden Gifts For Christmas 2015

Monday, 07 December 2015

We know what little time you have, so we have done all the hard work for you and collated the MUST HAVE list of the coolest things for your garden to give you ideas for gifts for Christmas 2015. You will be very popular if you give someone these Christmas…Read More

The amazing topiary at Levens Hall Gardens

Garden Visit: Leven’s Hall, Lake District

Monday, 19 October 2015

It’s been a busy old summer at Vialii Towers but we managed to sneak away for a couple of weeks holiday. We visited Northumberland in our first week and Lulu had a ball doing the Fairytale Treasure Trail at Alnwick Gardens. We headed west-ward for week two and finally made…Read More

Phase 2 pf a garden build

It’s Only A Phase!

Monday, 07 September 2015

Clients commonly ask us if it is OK if they can phase their garden build. We ensure there is complete flexibility with all our designs and how they are built. If it’s something you are considering read our blog about the benefits and downsides to this approach. Sometimes it’s not possible…Read More

The youngest Vialii team members

Vialii Review of 2014…

Monday, 16 February 2015

The recent cold weather has given us plenty time to stay nice and warm inside and think over what a year 2014 was (aided by a cuppa or two!) Here is our Vialii Review of 2014 and what 2014 was the year of to us… The year of even more up-cycling You know…Read More

Beautiful garden parasol

Christmas Gifts For Gardeners 2014

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Do you have a gardener in your life that’s fed up with the same old wellies and garden hose? Perhaps you wish to leave some subtle hints for gardening accessories you would be proud to have on show in your own garden. Then look no further as we unveil the 2014…Read More

Provost's Park, Bridge of Allan

Provost’s Park Blossoms

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

For almost four years, we at Vialii Garden Design have been working closely with Bridge of Allan Community Council to transform Provost’s Park in the heart of Bridge of Allan. The build of the new garden is now complete with the official opening on Sunday 28th September 2014… Being based…Read More

The globe is still a central feature of the garden

Vive La Evolution!

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Gardens evolve. It’s just what they do. Plants grow. New plants are added. Circumstances change. Paint colours are updated. New focal points are added. It’s part of the beauty of gardening, watching and helping them evolve over the months and years. Our own garden has changed a lot over the…Read More

Scotland for Gardeners

Book Review: Scotland for Gardeners (2014 Edition)

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

A preview copy of the newly updated Kenneth Cox book Scotland for Gardeners landed on the door step of Vialii Towers this weekend and, as usual, we didn’t delay in checking it out and putting it to good use…   We already have a very well thumbed copy of the original version…Read More

The upcycled bird cage is a great place to display alpines

Upcycled Garden Ideas

Tuesday, 01 April 2014

Regular readers are well aware that we love a bit of upcycling and are always turning unused items into wonderful new features in our garden. So far we have told you about our garden shed, pallet planters and a pallet sand pit and gate which grace our back garden. Here are some of our latest…Read More

Our garden designs are drawn up in CAD then hand coloured

When Is A Good Time To Think About A Garden Design?

Tuesday, 04 March 2014

We often have clients asking when is a good time to think about a garden design. And while the answer to that is pretty much anytime there are some perfect times of the year to get the ball rolling… Many clients apologise for contacting us in the heart of Winter…Read More

Personalised, bespoke pallet planters

Make Your Own Upcycled Pallet Planter

Monday, 27 January 2014

Upcycling is all the rage just now. Not only does it help save money, it can turn something old and unwanted into something new and unique. We love a bit of upcycling at Vialii, whether it be creating an upcycled garden for clients or simply adding a few new features into our…Read More

A lovely visit to the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh in 2013

Vialii Review of 2013

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Happy new year to all our lovely readers. As we move forward into 2014, we take a moment to have a review of 2013 and some of the highlights for Vialii and the trends that we saw… The year of the garden room 2013 saw our clients wholeheartedly embrace the…Read More

After: a relaxing garden in Edinburgh

Transformers – Gardens in Disguise! Part 3

Monday, 16 December 2013

You loved Part 1 of our Before & Afters feature. And you adored Part 2 of our garden make-overs. So we are back with the third installment in our ever popular feature on our garden transformations. Below are some of our recent projects with our clients’ favourite feature – the before and after photographs! A…Read More

Feature fences and sculpture can provide important focal points in winter

Winter Wonderland

Tuesday, 03 December 2013

There’s no denying it, winter is just round the corner. The frosty mornings, the winter woollies and the sound of Wizzard emanating from every shopping centre and radio station heralds the winter season. But for us gardeners it needn’t mean bare earth and a dull garden. Here are some of…Read More

The Boom Ball Chairs. From around £135

Christmas Gifts for Gardeners 2013

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

It’s that time of year again when our thoughts turn to Christmas and what to buy our loved ones. Is it just us or does it get harder every year to think up innovative and interesting gifts to buy? Well, to make life a little easier for you we have…Read More

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