Small Gardens

October 20, 2012

  The majority of my design projects in the last year have been for smallish town gardens, some are new builds with a more or less “blank canvas” and a few redesigns for tired looking established gardens.   Small gardens offer their own particular set of challenges… How do you create interest whilst retaining enough […]

My Garden -June 2012

June 11, 2012

It’s not perfect, I have bindweed and in places old, scruffy, concrete paths but sometimes there is just no place in the world I’d rather be than my own garden…                  

Front Garden in Ware

August 31, 2011

    A recent visit to a project that we completed last November, revealed a garden in full bloom.   This new front garden and driveway was planted up just before the very sudden cold snap last Autumn, but remarkably virtually everything (apart from a lavender or two) came through the weather unscathed.     […]

Planting up a new garden design…

August 2, 2011

    Most jobs have their good aspects coupled with the “not so good” bits… I consider myself lucky in that most of what I do I enjoy and some of it I positively love doing!   My days vary between being office-based either working on new designs & doing admin (the not quite so […]

Islington Garden re-visit

May 9, 2011

In late April I was invited to re-visit a London garden that I’d designed and Barrie had built, some years back. My client felt that she needed some help getting things back under control and to give the garden a “refresh”.   A little nervous to see how this typically small, city garden had fared, […]