Guest Garden Designers

The Oak Processionary Moth

0 Comments 13 April 2014

By Helen Elks-Smith. Oak processionary moth (OPM) was first found in south-west London in the summer of 2006 and was probably brought in on infected oak trees from Europe. The caterpillars feed on oak leaves and can strip the tree bare, leaving it vulnerable to other pests and diseases and less able to withstand extreme [...]

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Guest Garden Designers

Front Gardens – Let’s hear it for the Victorians!

0 Comments 16 February 2014

By garden designer Helen Elks Smith. Our front gardens have a tricky time fulfilling everything that we ask of them and often the easiest solution to satisfying the parking, dustbin and access needs is to pave the whole thing over. But it doesn’t need to be this way and there are many good reasons to [...]

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General, News, Plants

Gardening Infographic

0 Comments 23 November 2013

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Guest Garden Designers

Notes of pathways

0 Comments 04 September 2013

By garden designer Helen Elks Smith. There is an increasing body of evidence demonstrating the impact of nature, greenery and the effect that simply being outside has on our everyday lives. It has been shown that we react at a deeply subconscious level to our surroundings. There is evidence that it takes just 3 minutes [...]

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General, Professionals

How much should a garden cost?

13 Comments 27 July 2013

Many of us look at inspirational, beautiful designer gardens or RHS flower show gardens and hope to re-create the look in our own outside space. However many starting out to transform their gardens don’t really know how much to budget for or how to get started. Here are some common questions answered: How much should [...]

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Watch our new Video

0 Comments 21 July 2013

We hope you enjoy our new video. It will be added to the Shoot website very soon. Many thanks to Waterperry Gardens for the beautiful location and Clare from Nice Tree Films who helped us with the video. We are thrilled with the final video and hope you like it too. If you please share [...]

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Coming soon

New Video Coming Soon

1 Comment 05 July 2013

We were at the very beautiful Waterperry Gardens yesterday with Nice Tree Films filming a new video for Shoot. The video will be about Shoot and will appear on the home page and other selected landing pages in Shoot. We filmed scenes of people enjoying their gardens on their own, with children and with their friends. [...]

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Guest Marketplace Shops, Professionals

Capturing that essence

0 Comments 02 July 2013

By Carol Sharp Photography How wonderful it is that ‘capture’ devices are so easy, and we can endlessly snap our favourite plants endlessly.  But do we really capture that special feeling we experienced when we were lit up with joy or fascinated at the sight of a plant, so we can share it and re-live [...]

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Coming soon, News

New Club & Secret Garden Party

0 Comments 14 June 2013

Shoot is entirely funded by Nicola (Founder) and subscriptions from members. Please support us by joining our Lifetime Member Club. Read more here. If you do, then please also consider meeting Nicola and the team at a Secret Garden Party. 5pm-8pm on Saturday 7th Sept. 2013 in Hampstead NW3, London. Details here.  

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Coming soon, General, News

Introducing Shoot +

12 Comments 30 May 2013

By Nicola Gammon, Founder of Shoot David Edelman’s article Give Me My Data has inspired me to open a conversation with my members and plant retailers about getting more seamless access to our own plant buying history. One of the key differentiators for brands in the future will be how they make the data they [...]

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