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...