Spanish inspiration

Spanish inspiration

People sometimes ask us where do you get your ideas from, what inspires you, what makes you a garden designer? The answer is many things, which is part of the delight of being a designer. Our job is to design a fabulous garden for you, but in order to do that our...
La Casa Lagarto, Toque, La Palma

La Casa Lagarto, Toque, La Palma

This month’s blog has been written by Kevin Lycett, a friend of ours who is interested in garden design.  He has gone out as our roving reporter.  We hope you enjoy it and feel inspired. An unexpected gardening success A first time visitor to the Todoque region of La...
Green and Growing

Green and Growing

It’s a funny thing but I’ve noticed that, when I ask new clients about their favourite colours for the garden, green is hardly ever mentioned.  I suppose it’s because we take it for granted that a garden always involves green. Green is seen as the backdrop, the first...
Star of Wonder 21 dec

Star of Wonder 21 dec

Star of WonderI’m a bit of a star gazer.  I love looking out across a clear night sky, somewhere deep in the countryside so there’s no light pollution.  Given the season, I thought it might be interesting to talk in this blog about stars, starry plants and starry...
The Triumph of Modernism

The Triumph of Modernism

‘Bring the outside in and the inside out’. ‘Make the garden an outside room’. How many times do we hear these concepts? They have become a near universal part of modern garden design. But where do they come from? And why do so many houses being built now, along with...
The Hidden Trees Of Life

The Hidden Trees Of Life

When I was a child I picked up the notion from somewhere that the roots of a tree always exactly mirror the canopy, in both extent and depth. Well I’ve seen enough blown over trees to know that isn’t quite the case, but this year I’ve found out that what trees get up...