Historic garden with a modern twist

Historic garden with a modern twist

The re-awakening of Lowther Castle & Gardens Summer is a time to indulge in one of the nation’s favourite pastimes – visiting stately homes and gardens.  Looking for somewhere for a day out a few weeks ago, I realised I’d never been to Lowther Castle & Gardens...
Garden Structure is frozen in time

Garden Structure is frozen in time

We recently ran a blog about the importance of structure for a garden.  We had a lot of interest and quite a few readers wanted to know more about the nuts and bolts – just what elements in a garden are structure and how do they work?  Well, we’re here to help...
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....
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...
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...
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...