A house with a sea view is a wonderful thing. But an open aspect like this can also present some challenges. Like how to cope with coastal winds…and prying eyes. The garden had suffered a battering from the recent house renovation works, and needed an overhaul. The existing layout and rustic walling was kept, but new […]
This quirky courtyard in Uplyme was designed for low to no-maintenance during the summer, when it’s busy with visiting holidaymakers staying at The Wainhouse. This was an interesting brief – defining a garden area for the new building within Diana’s walled plot (originally the dairy yard) , without completely blocking it off with fencing. We […]
Delighted to have one of my gardens featured on The Spruce website, alongside gardens from Sydney, Washington and Toorak (where?). https://www.thespruce.com/shade-garden-ideas-4165708 Yearning for shade right now……..we’re never satisfied are we?!
Isn’t this just the nicest shed? Sam wanted some space away from the house for creative work, so had this lovely outbuilding installed. She asked me to come up with a planting plan and pathway design to incorporate the building into the garden, blending it in to some of the existing mature planting around […]
Thankfully the rainy season seems to have passed (I know, I’ve jinxed it now haven’t I?) and work is progressing well on this sunny but very steep site in Tiverton. I was asked by my lovely client Eleanor to try and work out how to manage the pathways and planting, over a 4 metre drop […]
It’s gonna look fabulous when it’s done, but in the meantime, we’ve made a lovely big soggy hole! Here’s progress on the large pond project I’m currently working on. When I say ‘I’, I really mean the poor chaps at AB Aquatics braving this rain-soaked January…. Still, as the saying goes, you have to break […]
This week’s answer is – go to a Trade Show. I spent a damp day last week safely under cover at Sandown Park attending horticultural tech exhibition FutureScape. Who knew drainage could be so interesting? Designer Drain Covers First on the list to see were Lateral Design Studio, who have created these funky threshold drain covers. […]