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…

Small is Beautiful

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

Secret Santa Dreaming

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

Green Remembered Hills.

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

Details, details, details

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

A Watery World

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