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 […]

“Must see” summer garden

August 15, 2013

  During the recent hot spell my husband suggested a day out visiting gardens. This was met with enthusiasm by me partly because I always love visiting gardens but more importantly because he had been the one to suggest it; meaning that I was free to enjoy it without feeling guilty that he would rather […]

Plant Profile: Daphne odora “Aureomarginata”

March 27, 2013

  My plant of the moment is Daphne odora “Aureomarginata”… Each winter I keep an eye out as the buds swell on this lovely evergreen. Then one day I open the front door and the fragrance greets me and there she is properly flowering! Admittedly the recent cold spell means that the sweet smell is […]