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

We loved the vitrified paving we used in a garden we designed and built in Dunblane recently. Being vitrified means it won’t stain if anything is spilt on it and algae won’t grow on it. So basically it will continue to look just as beautiful for years to come!

Vitrified paving is a gorgeous addition to the garden

Vitrified paving is a gorgeous addition to the garden

Community Garden of the Year

We were delighted to attend the official opening of the Shieldhill Butterfly Project Garden for the Community this year having worked with the community on designing and bringing it to life over recent years. From being a sloped, unusable garden it’s great to see the garden now accessible and widely used.

Design of the Year

There were so many fabulous designs this year and it’s impossible to pick a favourite. We did love this decked area we designed in Bridge of Allan using Millboard composite decking and really chunky ropes.

Millboard composite decking paired with chunky ropes looks stunning

Millboard composite decking paired with chunky ropes looks stunning

Garden of the Year

An old favourite, the award this year goes to the Garden of Cosmic Speculation. It is only open to the public one day each year but it’s soooo worth making the effort to go. Get it in the diary for 2019!

Plant of the Year

This year we have given the award to a plant which should be in everyone’s garden – hydrangea paniculata. “Limelight” is a particular favourite of ours and will go with most planting schemes. If you don’t have one already, find space and plant one in 2019.

Hydrangea paniculata "Limelight"

Hydrangea paniculata “Limelight”

Feature of the Year

We’ve opted for one of our own upcycling projects for this award. It’s always really rewarding taking something unwanted and turning it into a stunning addition to the garden. We took a run down old garden bench, fixed a spar and gave it a good sanding and then painted it bright colours to make it a practical but colourful focal point in our own front garden.

The before and after shots of our bench

The before and after shots of our bench

New Addition of the Year

We can’t review 2018 without giving a special mention to our brand new member of Team Vialii, our cockapoo puppy Noodle! We’re looking forward to lots more adventures with her in 2019!

Noodle joined Team Vialii in October 2018

Noodle joined Team Vialii in October 2018

We hope your 2018 was full of great memories too. Here’s to a great 2019!

All at Vialii


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