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

Passing the Test

As some of you may know, I open my garden each June for the National Gardens Scheme, or NGS, which … More

The Long & Thin Of It

American socialite Wallis Simpson, the woman for whom King Edward VIII gave up the throne, is famous for stating ” … More

Coming Up Roses

I thought it was high time that I wrote a few words about my greatest plant obsession-roses. I dream of … More

Serendipity in the Malverns

It was one of those serendipitous moments….. We’d booked a holiday in ‘Little Switzerland’ as the Malvern Hills are called, … More

Creating the mystery

“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.” – Francis Bacon. Ever since I read this, I … More

A Shady Character

“If I had to choose between a sunny or a shady garden, I’d choose a shady garden every time.” This … More

A Bowden Beauty

I love a good ‘before and after’, don’t you? Taking an ugly duckling and turning it into a beautiful swan? … More