Topiary is the name given to formally clipped plants, normally evergreens, which are added to gardens to proved shape, structure, balance and symmetry as well as winter interest. My five favourite evergreen shrubs for topiary include: [...]Read more
So what is responsible for Britain’s rising demand for ‘granny plants’? Could it be memories of days spent in the garden as children, or our love of old English romantic gardens? Whatever it is, along with knitting and [...]Read more
Employing a garden or landscape designer to help out with a project is an expensive luxury, but is the cost worth the designer difference? At Bestall & Co we definitely think so, but then we would. Each of our team appreciates both [...]Read more
When I was travelling in America we stayed in a great hotel in Las Vegas and to either side of the (outdoor) reception were two huge ‘clouds’ of Pittosporum tobaria. They were perfectly formed and clearly loving the intense heat [...]Read more
Rachel de Thame & Lee Bestall with Lupin ‘Rachel de Thame’ This Westcountry Lupin was planted in our garden at the Chelsea Flower Show 2017 to represent the early phase of colour change that the apple blossom buds undergo as [...]Read more
In association with property investment company CAPCO, Lee Bestall celebrates over 500 years of history from the much loved Covent Garden, London. 2017 was a special year for Covent Garden. It was the first year that it presented a display at [...]Read more
As the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 comes to a close, Yorkshire can leave with its head held high. 3 of the 9 gardens on main avenue were designed by Yorkshire designers. Tracy Foster (sponsored by Welcome To Yorkshire) who recreated a [...]Read more
7 Garden Trends for 2017 Trends come and go but some things are here to stay. See what award winning garden designer Lee Bestall suggests for this years must have’s for 2017. Trends within garden design are much slower to move in and [...]Read more
Discoloured Buxus or Box plant turned orange are a common sight, especially during winter and when grown in pots. The discolouration of the leaves often turning an orange or rust colour is due to environmental stress, usually seen in winter [...]Read more
Now you Sedum … now you don’t! Sedum are a group of mainly succulents or fleshy-leaved herbaceous perennials. (plants that disappear under ground in winter) They grow best in open sunny positions and tolerate poor, free draining soils. Wet [...]Read more
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