The slug population has exploded this year, along with other pests in the garden. This has been mainly due to the hot and dry, then wet and humid weather. But also, with the warm winter we had last year, many of these gastropods didn’t hibernate and continued to munch on plants and breed throughout the … Read moreSlug & snail explosion: How to protect your garden from slugs and snails?
Can you plant shrubs and flowers under trees? Yes, you can plant shrubs and flowers under trees, but there are a few caveats and considerations to make. First of all, planting under trees is probably the hardest place to grow plants in your garden. Not only do trees leave no root space, but their leaves … Read moreCan you plant shrubs and flowers under trees?
Top tips for growing plants around trees Planting around trees can be tricky in a garden. There are many considerations to make, such as the age of the tree, the type and its aspect in your garden. We have a few tips that will help your green friends survive under and around thirsty trees: … Read moreTop tips for growing plants around trees
Ballater garden recognised at national APL Awards in London A garden in Ballater, designed by Papillon, has been recognised in this year’s APL (Association of Professional Landscapers) Awards, in the category Overall Design & Build. Garden Designer, Angelique Robb of Papillon Designs & Landscaping, was awarded a Bronze prize for her work on the garden, … Read moreBallater garden recognised at national APL Awards in London
WIN Tickets to this year’s Ideal Home Show Papillon is giving away two sets of 2 tickets to this year’s Ideal Home Show in Glasgow, being held on 31 May- 3 June 2018. For your chance to win and to enter visit our Facebook page. All you have to do is: 1) Like our page … Read moreWIN Tickets to this year’s Ideal Home Show
Papillon is to launch a range of Garden Parties for all at Aberdeen Gardens & Outdoors, which is taking place on 7th April 2018 at Crathes Castle, near Banchory. As well as launching our Garden Party tutorials, we will be carrying out two live demonstrations at the inaugural event on Hanging Baskets and Maintaining Your … Read morePapillon Launches Garden Parties
What to do in your garden this Spring to prepare for Summer Papillon Garden Designer, Zuzana Habsudova, talks through Spring tasks that you can start now to prepare your garden for the summer ahead…she talks plants, pots, colours, paint and wildlife in our latest blog: When the bright whites, blues and yellows start poking through … Read moreSpring preparations to take your garden into Summer
Papillon picks up two Gold Awards at national APL Awards Papillon has been awarded two gold Awards at the APL Awards 2018. The awards were received in two categories for garden design and construction work the firm completed on two North-east gardens in Ellon and Aberdeen. One of the Gold commendations was received for a … Read morePapillon picks up two Gold Awards at APL Awards
What to do with a sloping garden… After years of designing, constructing and excavating sloping gardens, we can conclude that slopes present their own special challenges. But don’t fret if your garden has a slope; with smart design and good construction these challenges can be overcome. Here, we talk about how to embrace a … Read moreWhat to do with a sloping garden
Looking for something creative to do with the kids this mid-term? Why not task them with building a bottle feeder, which is sure to keep not just them happy, but also those colourful garden visitors too. It’s a great way of getting kids outside and getting them involved in nature and it’s a fairly inexpensive … Read moreHow to make a bottle bird feeder