A helping hand for gardeners from Allison Homes

Award-winning local developer, Allison Homes, has teamed up with Rutland-based garden expert Sally Killick of Cornflower Blue Gardens, to give new homeowners a helping hand with their home garden designs. 

Buyers of new-build homes might see their blank canvas gardens as either an exciting challenge or an overwhelming prospect. To help them get started with their home garden designs, Allison Homes has commissioned a series of ‘how to’ videos with garden designer and gardening coach, Sally Killick of Cornflower Blue Gardens.

In a series of clips, Sally has shared some helpful tips for getting started in – or making the most of – your garden:

“Starting out with a bare garden is a fantastic opportunity for homeowners to set up their outside space to suit their needs and lifestyle, but it can also be a bit daunting.

During lockdown we have seen a huge surge in interest in gardening. Now that we are able to socialise outside it is important for people to see the garden as an extension of their home.

It does not matter how large or small your garden is – or even if you just start out with a few containers or planters – watching something grow is enormously rewarding and can truly help you turn a house into a home.”

The short clips cover everything from getting started growing vegetables to advice around mulching, plant choice and using items such as outdoor rugs and mirrors. There are even some suggestions for growing the garnishes to add to your favourite cocktail!

Sam Hart, Sales and Marketing Director at Larkfleet Homes said:

“Gardening has been shown to have huge mental and physical health benefits, so we are delighted to team up with Sally to help people get to grips with their outdoor space.

Most Allison Homes homes offer a garden, with many accessed via French Doors to really bring the outside in. During the last year, many of us have been spending more time at home so whether it is creating a sunny spot for al fresco dining or improving the view from your window, turning your attention to the garden can make a world of difference.”

Sally, who is also Rutland County Organiser for the National Garden Scheme added:

“Social media is full of aspirational garden set ups, but you can also get real-life inspiration by visiting local gardens. The National Garden Scheme gives you the opportunity to visit private gardens ranging from pretty cottage styles to modern architectural outdoor spaces which is a wonderful way to help you decide how you would like your own outdoor space to look.”

The home garden designs are available on Allison Homes – YouTube

For more information on homes available from Allison Homes visit https://allison-homes.co.uk/

For information about Sally Killick and Cornflower Blue Gardens visit www.sallykillick.co.uk