Exploring Indian plants

Exploring Indian plants

Exploring botanical gardens in other countries is always enjoyable for garden designers and during my trip to India, primarily to watch cricket, I had the chance to visit the Visakhapatnam Botanical Garden. Sadly I had time due to England losing the cricket within...
Spanish Design Inspiration

Spanish Design Inspiration

April in Spain can be hot and so it was when five European designers came to sample the delights of Madrid.  Maria and I hosted the weekend and whilst of course we enjoyed the local gastronomy we all met to experience Spanish landscape architecture and see at first...
Colourful clematis

Colourful clematis

Colourful clematis for your garden Taking a sunny wander around my September garden this morning, coffee mug in hand, on a whim I decided to count up how many clematis I have in flower; I was surprised to find I have ten of these beauties giving me joy at the moment,...
Healing Plants

Healing Plants

In my previous blog ‘Living with Nature’ from November 2021, I talked about buildings incorporating plants and the outdoors to create therapeutic spaces that foster wellbeing through direct contact with nature. Overlooking, walking through and sitting amongst plants...
Spring is on its way!

Spring is on its way!

Things are stirring in the garden and the early flowering plants are coming to life. Despite the February temperatures, many plants are responding to the longer hours of daylight and are preparing to make their show, to delight us all. Snowdrops and Hellebores are...