Starting from Scratch

I thought it might be quite interesting to show how I go about designing a garden from scratch. This one … More

Hedging your Bets

Gardens… should be like lovely, well-shaped girls: all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves. … More

Taking a View

You may have guessed from the lack of a blog last week that I’ve had flu and you’d be right. … More

Lessons from Gresgarth

Visiting gardens in flaming June is all very well. You know the score……the air is heady with the scent of … More

Small and Elegant

I do like small gardens, even those tiny backyards that come with a terraced house. The subject is top of … More

The Monster Daisy.

Today was cold and wet and the first day back in gardening  class. When I suggested that we might like … More

Small is Beautiful

I do like a small garden- there’s nothing like it for concentrating the mind and paring things down to what … More

Secret Santa Dreaming

“The best Christmas present I ever had was a ton of well- rotted manure deposited on my driveway” – this … More

Green Remembered Hills.

Just this morning, I was musing at how often we subconsciously try to recreate the gardens of our childhoods. Like … More

Details, details, details

“Excellence is in the details. Give attention to the details and excellence will come”.Perry Paxton. We might have long forgotten … More