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Hello November

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in News

Here at Bourne Again Gardens HQ we can hardly believe that November is here again. We are lucky in the North East, and in fact England, to experience all of the types of weather that we do; even though a lot of people like to complain about it! From watching the sprouting of the first bulbs in springtime to the falling leaves then the snow clearance and gritting on the kind of mornings when your gloved hands hurt and tingle whilst they acclimatise to the minus temperatures; landscape gardeners have the best job in the world! This November we will be building a hay shed from wood in Darlington after demolishing the old rotten one. Contract work will involve leaf clearing and pruning now the last grass cut has been done. There will not be many more days providing the 7 degrees c that is needed for the grass to grow. Meanwhile at home most of our vegetable garden has now been harvested. It’s been a great year for growing and we have been lucky enough to eat what we grew all summer and well into the Autumn. We still have broccoli, sprouting broccoli, parsnips, carrots, potatoes and onions so we should survive the winter! Next year will bring the addition of a greenhouse so looking forward to growing more from...

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Summer time at Bourne Again HQ

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 in News

We have recently moved properties to an Old Engine House which needs lots of repairs and maintenance work done. We have some garden areas to restore and access to a beautiful reservoir with lots of wildflowers and wildlife. The reservoir has been taken over by goose grass and ground elder which are becoming very invasive to other wildflowers and plants. We plan to sympathetically restore this area. Photographs to follow! In the next few months we will be updating the page with our own project. So please keep looking for the most recent photographs. You can also find us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and email. Gary cutting the grass twice weekly to make it into a lawn! This hawthorn hedge was so overgrown (we forgot to take a photo). We sculptured it to make it more formal which breaks up the landscape. This hedge will be regularly cut to make a perfect shape – similar to giant box hedging! This area behind the houses is used for access. We have been cutting the grass at least weekly to make it a more even grass area. A lot of the grass area had been used for putting the ash from the fire. We have dug out all of the old ash and replaced it with good soil and grass seed. The beds to the right are an ongoing project. If you look further up you can see how overgrown the borders are with Laurel and Elder. We have stopped the pruning of this area until the nesting birds have all gone. The second bed has been planted up with herbs which we regularly use in the kitchen! This garden sculpture is being used as a support for one of our new David Austen roses, Wild Edric. We have planted three of them in this front area which will make a hedge in the next few years. These roses grow to make a hedge and have the most beautiful bold semi double pink flowers with an old fashioned...

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January Garden Maintenance at Bourne Again Gardens brings a poem!

Posted by on Jan 25, 2014 in News

Well, January always brings lots of repair work, fixing and mending fences. Replacing posts and tidying up after the winter storms and this January has been no different. Fallen fences, storm damage and maintenance work is the order of the day! After working at a house in Barton last week we were delighted to receive this poem from a customer. She had asked me to price up some fencing repair work for her and explained how after getting a lot of different quotes, Bourne Again Gardens was the most competitive and she decided to use our company for the repair work, especially as we had been recommended to her by a friend in the village. Its always great to get feedback, but I must say a poem written for us is a first. Thank you so much Mrs Miers. A FENCING COMPETITION A Bob a job those were the days. A bob for this, bob for that, get it all done without any tat. Now when it comes to fencing with a post, or two. Everyone in the village has a different view.   Prices sky high for those on the make. Then down to the bottom with nothing at stake. The challenge is simple, to test which is best. The man who is honest shall beat all the rest.   So give Him a chance, with no screws loose. The others that scorn, shall cook their own goose. Remember to give, as honesty pays. And those who complain, need to mend their ways....

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Design and build Hen House

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013 in News

Here at Bourne Again Gardens we were asked to design and make a hen house for a customer who’s hens had been sniffed out and taken by a fox. We were asked to design something that made it difficult for the fox to get to them. This meant taking the hen house off the ground to keep the cunning fox from the scent! The finished product consists of a hen house three feet high from the ground. It has three nesting boxes inside and lift up doors to each side to enable egg collection.  It gives the option of having a hen door for the hens to get in or a bigger door for access. A ladder will enable the hens get into their house to roost/lay their eggs! The finished product is 6 x 4 feet with a felt roof to keep the inside dry. Here at Bourne Again Gardens we can design and make any wooden structure that you desire. From benches to garden sheds we do it all for a reasonable price.  All you need to do is discuss your requirements and we can do the rest. Here are a few photographs of the design and build. Another photograph to follow when the hen house has been painted and the residents have moved...

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Garden sculpture ideas

Posted by on Mar 9, 2013 in News

Hello all. Thank you for looking at our new website. We have started to add some more photographs of projects and show off a few of the different things that we can do. Gary at Bourne Again Gardens has been spending some of the snowy days creating some garden sculptures. We are hoping to display some of our sculptures at local trade shows this spring and summer. The mushroom sculptures were a big hit at a National Garden Scheme open day last summer, so we are perfecting a few different designs. Let us know the kinds of things you would like to see. Customer input is very important to us. More information to follow when trade stalls are booked. Exciting...

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Prepare to be Bourne Again

Posted by on Feb 25, 2013 in News

Welcome to the new website of Bourne Again Gardens. We offer all manner of garden services in and around Darlington and Bishop Auckland, from lawn mowing to patio laying right on up to full scale garden rebuilds. Here you can find out more about who we are, what we do and just why you should choose us for all your gardening needs! Feel free to take a look at our latest projects and the services we offer. If you have any feedback, please get in touch via the contact page. Thanks for reading!

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