A Watery World

As Sir Roy Strong said, “Few things are more depressing in the average small garden than an instant plastic pool … More

Bulbs and Storytime.

Friday- and Ted, who is now sporting a natty bandana in my futile attempt to make him look friendlier- goes … More

Framing the View

Do you realise that 90% of our time is spent not actually IN our gardens, but in looking at them … More

Bluebell Cottage Bliss

“How is it that all these great gardeners are whippet thin?” asked Enid tucking into a large slice of Lemon … More

On reflection

When we first moved into our wreck of a house, the end of the garden was dark and gloomy, overshadowed … More

Planting not Paving

Margery Fish is my absolute gardening heroine. She almost single-handedly invented cottage gardening which, as many of you know, is … More

Full Frontal Gardens

“People’s backyards are much more interesting than their front gardens” said the poet John Betjeman. And generally, I do have … More

Pilgrimage to Herterton

  Northumberland is a magical county. Empty beaches, huge skies, pretty seaside towns and, much to the delight of Ted … More

Cool and Contemporary

Sometimes the brief is very simple, and this was one of those cases. “We’d like it to look like a … More