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...

Why Gardeners Need to Drink More Wine

Why Gardeners Need to Drink More Wine I’ve recently acquired one of those cute little bamboo coffee cups that you can re-use over and over again, and at the end of its life it composts down, apart from the rubber lid.  It’s much nicer to drink from than a plastic or...

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...

Summer in the Vegetable Garden

At this time of year the kitchen garden is in full swing with warmer, longer days allowing edible crops to mature and ripen. There’s still lots of work to do though to keep your plot productive and ensure a succession of edibles right through the summer months. If...

The Lazy Lawn Lover

Lawn mowing can seem a never-ending task at this time of year. I suppose the rain responsible for our lush forty shades of green is what encourages the grass to grow like Usain Bolt sprinting towards an Olympic record. Imagine if you could just press a button and...

Please be seated

Let’s take a minute to think about what you actually do in your garden. Mowing the lawn? Check. Hanging out laundry? Check. Trimming the hedges, battling weeds, watering, feeding, pruning shrubs…..tired yet? I’m tired just thinking about it. Which brings me...