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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

This sculpture alone makes us want to visit Minneapolis Sculpture Park!

Garden Visits – The Vialii Wish List

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Despite all we do to make sure our gardens have year round interest, there are times on those bleak winter days when your mind wanders to those glorious days visiting gardens you love. We also love letting our mind wander to some of the gardens we have yet to explore. Here…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

Extreme Pallet upcycling!

Upcycled Pallet Staircase

Friday, 17 January 2014

We love the scale and ambition of this upcycled pallet staircase project by Les Pas Perdu where they have transformed an old French mining village by the installation of an 8m high staircase made entirely out of timber pallets. It’s quite humbling to see someone taking the time and effort to make…Read More

Hamamelis × intermedia

Vialii’s Top 10 Plants For A Winter Border

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Winter is definitely here but as we explained in our recent blog “Winter Wonderland” it doesn’t mean that your garden should look any less attractive. Different plants look great in winter for different reasons, whether it be their foliage, berries, stems or flowers. In this blog we have listed our…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

Curving lawn, a new patio and structural planting transforms this garden

Transformers – Gardens in Disguise! Part 2

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Earlier this year we blogged some “Before & After” pictures of a few of the gardens we have designed and built. Here are some more of our recent garden transformations… A Room with a View, Brightons Before: the garden had become overgrown and was on an awkward slope. After: this garden was completely…Read More

The beautiful, renovated Provost Lamp

Provost Park Set To Blossom

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

For almost three years, local business Vialii Garden Design have been working closely with Bridge of Allan Community Council to create a new design for the village’s Provost Park. Having secured funding for the build, the design is about to be finally brought to life. Being based in the village,…Read More

Aerating your lawn will help keep bogginess at bay

Money Down The Drain? Never!

Monday, 12 August 2013

One of the most common problems we come across when we go to see new clients is a sodden lawn and garden drainage issues. And after the Winter we have just had they are even more prevalent! And whilst we can’t fix the weather, there is a lot that can…Read More

Pallet sand-pit

Pallet Perfection

Monday, 05 August 2013

The landscaping side of our business gets a LOT of materials delivered on pallets. Lately we have been giving some thought to what we could use the leftover pallets for. Here are some of the items we have made from upcycled pallets so far: Planters These pretty planters can be made to…Read More

An oil lantern made from rusted metal is softened by planting

Get To The (Focal) Point – Part 2

Thursday, 01 August 2013

In our recent blog on garden focal points we told you why they are such an important feature in the gardens we design. Here are a few more examples of some of the focal points we have used in our gardens… Oil Lantern This oil lantern is made from corten…Read More

A Japanese lantern, water feature and koi bridge set the mood in this garden

Get To The (Focal) Point – Part 1

Thursday, 18 July 2013

One of the many tricks a garden designer has up their sleeve is the use of garden focal points. Focal points can: create a journey around the garden, literally leading you down the garden path! draw your eye to a certain part of the garden or up and on to…Read More

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