Holy Grail of Flower Power

I’ve just come back from visiting potential clients who announced that they didn’t “like the colour green” (I could feel a…

Gossipy Gardeners

Wasn’t today brilliant? Sunny and breezy and all the trees in blossom. I spent this afternoon at a favourite plant…

Putting on a Side Show.

Do you have a shameful secret? Something you’d rather keep hidden? I am, of course talking horticulturally here…. what ever…

Wintery Wonders

I don’t know about you, but it’s seemed such a long winter season this year, but at last there are…

Starting from Scratch

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

Hedging your Bets

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

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.…

Lessons from Gresgarth

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

Small and Elegant

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

The Monster Daisy.

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