An Autumn half term

An Autumn half term

As we approach the autumn equinox another half term is almost upon us. For those of us with children, or grandchildren, or nephews and nieces, or just helping look after the neighbour’s kids while they’re at work, it can be a challenging time. There’s never enough to...
What is a garden designer?

What is a garden designer?

A garden designer has been through formal training, has designed many gardens, and gets paid to design gardens. They have a reputation that they need to maintain. These are good things; ensuring you get a well-designed garden is going to be something they care about a...
The colour wheel and garden design

The colour wheel and garden design

We are family, I got all my sisters with me. Gardeners World recently ran a short piece about how to arrange a colour scheme for a garden using a colour wheel. We’re garden designers and that got us thinking. Sometimes it’s not clear just what a Garden Designer is, of...
Happy Halloween in the Garden

Happy Halloween in the Garden

It is widely believed that many Halloween traditions originated from ancient Celtic harvest festivals, particularly the ancient Gaelic festival of Samhain; that such festivals may have had pagan roots and that Samhain itself was Christianised as Halloween by the early...