Living with Nature

Living with Nature

Hello, I’m Funda Kemal, an architect and urban designer living and working in the beautiful city of Bath in Somerset. My passion is design for a healthy planet. I invite you to join me on a meander through three imaginative architectural projects. Each incorporate...
The joys of a bulb lasagne

The joys of a bulb lasagne

I am in the midst of exciting planning for the spring, to make sure that I have a colourful and scent- filled few weeks at the beginning of the gardening year. I have been selecting my bulbs for planting in the garden and also in pots; you need to get them soon if you...
Glorious Wildflower Meadows

Glorious Wildflower Meadows

Today we’re introducing Kate Woodhead a long-time passionate plantsperson and also occasionally part of our planting team! We’re inviting Kate to share some of her gardening knowledge and insight with us, and her first blog is about growing wildflower meadows.  ...
The joys of a small garden

The joys of a small garden

We sometimes get clients saying to us, ‘We’ve only got a small garden.  I don’t suppose you can really do anything for us?’  This is so not true.  We love working on small gardens, they have their own special qualities. When imaginatively and sympathetically designed...
We all need good structure

We all need good structure

Now is the time of year when our garden at last starts to fill out, the gaunt bare days are at an end.  Soon the trees will be in leaf, the joyous daffs and tulips will be joined by the annuals, the shrubs and ornamental grasses. Borders will become a riot of colour....
Hygge in the garden

Hygge in the garden

I’ve been listening to Sandi Toksvig’s Hygge on BBC Sounds– an excellent podcast, I recommend it.  She and her guests are in a virtual log cabin in Denmark, talking about what the Scandinavian word ‘hygge’ means to them.  It turns out that it’s quite a wide-ranging...