Chelsea Flower Show 2014

May 23, 2014

  It’s been some time since I’ve posted here; a technical problem made it impossible to update anything on my website for ages but the problem is finally sorted out.   So what better way to kick off again than sharing a couple of Chelsea highlights with you!   This year my daughter accompanied me […]

Why employ a garden designer in winter..

November 19, 2013

  Why on earth would you bother to contact a garden designer in the middle of winter? You aren’t spending too much time outside and you certainly aren’t thinking ahead to next spring.   You’ll get on with some decorating for a month or two maybe…then when the sun gradually warms and the days lengthen […]

Olympians of the Garden -The long distance runner!

July 18, 2012

  So with all the build up to the Olympics, here’s my alternative garden twist.   In the distance category which are the best performing garden plants, the ones that will keep on flowering for the long haul?   A few spring to mind….Erysimum “Bowles Mauve” (the perennial wallflower) for instance, just keeps on going […]

Drought resistant planting

February 26, 2012

    The lack of rainfall here in the South East is causing significant concern. Hosepipe bans now seem inevitable. The environment agency warn that the Midlands and areas in the South West are also at risk of drought. Wildlife is already suffering, with fish in the River Meon reported as showing signs of stress […]

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.     […]