Designing for Sustainable Gardens

Designing for Sustainable Gardens

Do you want to create a sustainable garden and adopt sustainable gardening practices?In addition to gardening in a consciously sustainable way, reducing or preferably omitting use of pesticides for example, there are lots of measures we can take to reduce the negative...

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Best Trees for Small Gardens

Best Trees for Small Gardens

Questions you need to ask.There are so many lovely trees for the smaller garden it makes it hard to choose. When I’m selecting one for a design project I start by focussing on what the tree is for and what the existing conditions are like. So for example, is autumn...

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Design Tips for small gardens

Design Tips for small gardens

Where to start?When I embark on a new design project I start by trying to identify the character of the site, what makes it different or special. This doesn’t have to be ground-breaking detective work, but it does help if you are working with the dominant...

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Chelsea Flower Show 2019 Roundup

Chelsea Flower Show 2019 Roundup

Well, we did it! An amazing team effort from so many people. The best bit for me was that everyone involved was so proud of the garden and put so much energy and enthusiasm into it - that made it a really special project for me.Of course winning a Gold Medal at...

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Chelsea Flower Show 2019 Update

Chelsea Flower Show 2019 Update

Difficult to know where to start but I think it’s safe to say that since January 7th 2019, it’s pretty much been all about Chelsea for me. Monday 7th January was a very early start, flying to Hamburg to make the final and critical choice for the second large pine tree...

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