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Discover articles on garden design, seasonal planting tips for your garden and other news and views from Gillian Goodson Designs.

Put autumn on hold a little longer

Only in our wildest dreams could we have imagined this great British summer of 2018, an exceptional summer: a blaze of joy and giddiness (and a few rain dances!). The weather has led by example showing us that certain things really are possible – we just have to believe!

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Green therapy for 2018

All rise for a shiny, brand new year! Such a great opportunity for rewriting aspects of your life – what’s your new beginning? Shed those layers that have been holding you back. Start afresh, whether it’s physical and you are in need of a detox, or letting go of certain fears or negative thinking. Embrace a can-do attitude: discover a new hobby, learn a new language, master a culinary skill or prove that you have a green thumb after all! 

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Rejoice in the festive season

December is dancing at our doors and with it the ecstasy that is Christmas! A time to rejoice, celebrate, a time to go that little bit crazy! Channel your inner fairy and sprinkle some cheer and magic on those around you. If you are more from the Ebenezer camp then save a bucket load of sprinkle for yourself – if you can’t beat them, don’t just join them but run a riot with laughter! Give yourself a shake, let go of the grump and bring in joy! 

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Autumn planting

On the streets we gush at the seasonably trendy coats, classic silhouettes in timeless cashmere, sumptuous knits and soft, woollen scarves… in the garden, don an unfashionable jacket, those unbecoming wellies and just go outside! That earthy smell of rotting leaves will tickle our nostrils and fill our lungs this month as nature beds down. 

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