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. […]
It’s been a bit soggy of late, so I’m bracing myself for the next 6 months of mud as we wade through a West Country winter. But it’s not all gloom and doom – to remind us the garden’s not over just yet, here are some pics I’ve taken in the last few days… I […]
This week is all about entrances and exits. Or as fancy builders would say…access and egress. But in a garden, they become more than functional; there’s the promise of a big reveal, or an unexpected view. or the mystery of what’s around the corner……. So I love making more of an entrance, through the addition […]
I’m often asked to design for areas that don’t get full sun. Turning an unloved empty space into a shady retreat is very satisfying, and it’s amazing how a dank corner can be transformed with a positive attitude and the right plants…. My own garden in the woods: My garden, which is surrounded by woodland, […]
Just when you thought the performance was over, there’s been a spectacular season finale, with plenty of plants giving a last blast of fiery colour. These pics were all taken within in the last week – and go to prove that a bit of foresight and planning can give you a show that goes on and on….