A Watery World

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

Bulbs and Storytime.

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

Framing the View

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

Blotting out the Neighbours

“It’s not that I don’t get on with my neighbours but…..” This is the standard response I always get whenever…

Bluebell Cottage Bliss

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

On reflection

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

Planting not Paving

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

Full Frontal Gardens

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

Pilgrimage to Herterton

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

Cool and Contemporary

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