About Peter

I was always interested in wildlife as a boy in the 70's - garden birds, pond-life and summer flowers. So it's no surprise that I threw in the towel at the hi-tech remote-sensing job and got into horticulture. I'm passionate about environmental issues, local food, and trying to wean myself off the fossil fuels we're all so dependent upon.

Gardening Tips for March

Get sowing!
Here are a few gardening tips for March: Pick a dry day and tackle rampant wall climbers such as Virginia creeper or ivy. Do it before birds start to nest again.

Cardboard loo roll tubes are useful for starting runner beans off – start collecting them if you haven’t already! Larger plants can stand up […]

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Revamping a neglected front garden

I have not hesitated to recommend BA Garden Design to my friends as this is a service you can count on for creating beautiful, functional gardens, whatever the location or size!
I initially contacted BA Garden Design to help revamp my very neglected front garden. I was immediately impressed with Pete’s professionalism and knowledge, as well […]

By |February 4th, 2015|Testimonials|0 Comments

Front & back garden June 2014

Great designs and excellent service from Peter for both our front and back gardens.
Peter designed and landscaped the front garden producing a beautiful transformation from a drab uninteresting looking garden to an attractive and practical space by listening to our ideas and using his knowledge to achieve the perfect front garden for us. Thank you […]

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Gardening Tips for February

Here’s a few gardening tips for February: overgrown Buddleia (Butterfly bush) can be pruned back hard in late February/March. Remove the oldest stems completely to encourage new growth, or cut it all down to 30-60cm to renew the plant.

Give seed trays and pots a scrub with hot soapy water to reduce the risk of seedlings […]

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Seasonal Gardening Tips – January

Here’s a selection of seasonal gardening tips for January.

Prune Wisteria – this is a two-phase job – winter & summer (see ‘August’). In winter, cut back the sideshoots that were shortened by summer pruning to two or three buds. These buds will bear the coming season’s flowers.

Put up a bird box or 2. Check the […]

By |January 28th, 2015|Seasonal tips|0 Comments

Matching thoughts with design

Your concept of what I was looking for matched my thoughts exactly.
I am very pleased with the work you have done for me. Your concept of what I was looking for matched my thoughts exactly. I think that when the plants have matured it will look fantastic. You are welcome to come back and take […]

By |January 15th, 2015|Testimonials|0 Comments

Country Garden

Our plot of land was transformed from a piece of field into a beautiful garden that we will enjoy for many years to come.
This is a testimonial for Peter Burgess-Allen who planned and oversaw a major garden reconstruction for our cottage in Tideswell, Derbyshire.
From the outset Peter was friendly and professional. He listened to our wishes […]

By |January 15th, 2015|Testimonials|0 Comments

A wild feel garden

“BA Garden Design took my brief and turned the thoughts in my head into a reality of a garden. The garden is now planted and is very beautiful – a wildlife pond, a bench, a country garden with a wild feel and a circular path that leads you through the beds.
I just love the resulting […]

By |January 15th, 2015|Testimonials|0 Comments

Plan and design

“We put the job of producing a garden to our needs in the hands of Peter at BA Garden Design. We had ideas but no real image of what we wanted. The plan looked great but the finished article is even better; it’s exactly what we wanted!
Even after completion when we wanted a few things […]

By |January 15th, 2015|Testimonials|0 Comments

Front & back garden

We are really delighted with our gardens. Asking Peter to design both front and back gardens was quite frankly a wonderful investment and I would have no hesitation in recommending him.
He is a creative, thoughtful and talented designer who not only gave us what we wanted, but so much more! – Mrs V. Barritt

By |January 14th, 2015|Testimonials|0 Comments