Going Native – Hedging your Bets Part Two

If the last ‘Going Native – Hedging Your Bets’ post has inspired you to consider a native hedge, you might find yourself paying more attention to what’s growing at the side of the road near you as you pass – but please take care if you’re driving! If...

Going Native – Hedging your Bets

A drive through the Irish countryside in autumn can be a real treat as native hedgerows display their jewel coloured treasures – ruby haws and rosehips, glowing blackberries, and sloes and elderberries gleaming blue. Soon the leaves will be changing colour too, and...

Thinking Big

Let’s think about scale today.  I wonder if you’ve considered scale in the garden, at least in terms of plants?  If not, it’s worth considering, as playing with different sizes can add an extra dimension to the space.  As a garden designer, I’m always thinking of...

Summer Time and the Trimming is easy

We like our hedges in these parts. Maybe it’s because a healthy green hedge is such an attractive backdrop for more colourful garden inhabitants – or maybe it’s the sense of enclosure it gives, the sense that our home is our castle and by enclosing it with a wall of...