Classic Garden Design

Classic Garden Design

It’s fascinating to look at contemporary garden design, which seems so hugely varied yet somehow keeps popping up with the same ideas, and tease out the threads of the older, classic garden design styles.  So let’s take a stroll through some of the most famous and...

Artists gardens

Artists gardens

When we think of garden design we usually think about gardens created by professionally trained designers.  Gifted and qualified people who have studied traditional and contemporary design, and understand plants and landscaping.  The more famous are often found on TV...

Community Gardens

Community Gardens

…and relax. Yes that really is in a community garden! We recently blogged about setting up a relaxing, convivial space for autumn evenings in your garden.  However we closed with acknowledging that many people don’t have gardens at all.  So we realised that in these...

In praise of the daffodil

In praise of the daffodil

Narcissus ‘Sir Winston Churchill’ in drifts   Some people call them daffodils, others call them narcissi.  Either way, they are one of the easiest and lowest maintenance bulbs to plant in the garden and I love them.  Now is the time to plant them for a display to...

The African dawn

The African dawn

We have settled into a style of design and architecture that has become so universal it’s now in danger of becoming a stale cliché.  The sleek hi-gloss modernism of the last couple of decades is certainly glamorous and was a welcome change from what went before.  But...

The Edible Gardener

The Edible Gardener

During this lockdown our thoughts have turned to food shortages and from there to growing our own food. But it seems that many people who love plants and gardens, and even active gardeners, are often a bit daunted by the thought of growing plants for food. So we...

Going Digital

Going Digital

In the previous year as a company we decided to start moving to working digitally.  We’d been thinking about it for a while and circumstances led us to invest and we haven’t looked back!In some ways I prefer having a pencil in my hand but overall the process is more...

Composting for beginners

Composting for beginners

  We know that the number of people making compost during the lockdown has shot up. We thought it may help to run though the basics of what can sometimes seem a confusing subject. After all you don’t want your new compost heap to just sit there? You want it to do...

A Sanctuary for Hard Times

A Sanctuary for Hard Times

"He who plants a garden plants happiness. If you want to be happy for a lifetime, plant a garden." -  Chinese Proverb So we’re all isolated, at home, many cut off from the routines and purpose a job confers. Worrying about relatives. Dealing with bored children. Not...

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