Entries by Nikki Applewhite

Making the cut

Secateurs at the ready everyone! We are now nearly half way through September and that means one thing in the garden… it’s time to start cutting back. For those wanting advice/confidence on how to start cutting back in their own garden I have included a quick guide using Veronicastrum as an example. Remember you can […]

May in the garden

Where is this year going?! Amazingly we are already in the second half of May, spring is in full swing and summer is literally just around the corner. The gardeners amongst us will know that there is always plenty to be doing at this time of year in the garden. For those of you who […]

January jobs

I’m often asked: “what is the best time of year to makeover my garden?” and the answer is anytime you like.. there is no time like the present! And what better time than January, it’s a new year, a new start and there’s still plenty of time to prepare the garden for summer glory. Having […]

Gardens Restore our Wellbeing

Happy New Year to you all, and a massive thank you to everyone who follows Applewhite Garden Design on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. We are doing something a bit different this year… At the beginning of 2018, We explored the idea of creating a garden in Grantham Hospital. I’m sure you will agree, our hospital […]

Supports & tying in!

Having suffered my usual spring bad back week, I was under strict instructions to do very little in the garden! This time of year, and the sun shinning…. Impossible! So here are my not too strenuous hints and tips to enhance and prolong flowering this year. Plants are growing at a phenomenal rate, especially after […]

Spring colour combinations

Tulip and spring perennial combinations   After such a dreary long wet spring the sight of coloured tulips is a very welcome one.  For the last 2 months we have been planting bare root trees and hedges for our new designs either in the rain or standing in pools of water – I am surprised […]

Thinking outside the box…

Earlier this year, to our dismay, we discovered an outbreak of the dreaded ‘box blight’ at one of our regular clients gardens. Sadly the symptoms of the fungal infection were abundant in a parterre; designed and planted over 25 years ago! After long deliberations it was decided that one half of the mirror-image parterre (the […]