Raised Beds In Your Garden Landscaping

Using raised beds when landscaping a garden is an ideal way to create a space to grow vegetables and herbs. Regardless of the size of a garden, raised beds allow for easy maintenance and can look visually attractive wherever they are located. As well as making gardening easier they also give you more say over what you can grow since you are less dependent on the natural soil type found in your garden. Choosing the Right Raised Bed Raised beds can vary in height, dimension and material. Before landscaping their design you should first consider the type and quantity of [...]

By |2021-06-03T11:02:02+01:00August 4th, 2020|Articles, Blog, Garden Art, Plant Combinations, Pots, Small Gardens|Comments Off on Raised Beds In Your Garden Landscaping

Nigel Phillips- Classical Garden Design

One of my garden design mentors is Nigel Phillips. Have a look at this lovely garden he designed a few years ago. He takes all the best ingredients of classical garden design and the few twists he adds come from his sense of place and the knowing what will delight the client.

By |2020-06-29T14:12:34+01:00February 18th, 2019|Blog, Geometric Shapes, Plant Combinations, Pots, Topiary|Comments Off on Nigel Phillips- Classical Garden Design

Front Garden Design

The whole front garden was just shingle onto of old brick and concrete. The worse the garden the better for me as the transformation is that much more delightful.My clients wanted a front garden design that would compliment and enhance the front of their newly renovated house. They still wanted an area to drive into the property to park and they wanted the bed to be very low maintenance.I separated the drive area from the garden with a mixed evergreen hedge and a bespoke black metal arch to match the curve of the arch over the doorway and the metal trim [...]

By |2019-03-28T18:48:19+00:00June 7th, 2018|Blog, Front Gardens, Pots, Small Feature Trees, Transformations|Comments Off on Front Garden Design

Stillness Amidst Chaos

Last year's growth provides the woody veins in which the bright electric blood of Spring is now flowing. The bulbs have emptied themselves of their carefully stored juices and the liquid had turned into fleshy green swords pushing through the intractable clay. All the Prunus family are in flower and a strong wind creates confetti for the passerby. Suddenly amidst all this upward and outwardness a pot is seen through the undergrowth- heavy, stately, still- the garden rests awhile inside the quietness of it's belly.     .  

By |2019-03-28T18:34:08+00:00March 16th, 2015|Blog, Pots|Comments Off on Stillness Amidst Chaos

divine pot

Meditteranian pot, with an Australian tree fern behind it and to the right, Calamgrostis ' Karl Foerster', a tall stately grass, its upright character a perfect foil for the horizontal earthiness of the pot ( We chose it from Pots and Pithoi)

By |2019-03-28T18:34:08+00:00August 5th, 2014|Blog, Pots|Comments Off on divine pot

pot at the centre of the universe

Placing a pot here makes it the centre of the garden around which all other things revolve. The Phormium radiates out like a slow motion explosion.My client chose the foreground grass, Matteuccia Struthiopteris, which provides a lovely delicate contrast to the more architectural planting

By |2019-03-28T18:34:08+00:00August 4th, 2014|Blog, Pots|Comments Off on pot at the centre of the universe

weighty pot

Once we added this pot to the design everything fell into place. One way to see garden design is to see a garden as a balance between weight and lightness.

By |2019-03-28T18:34:08+00:00July 29th, 2014|Blog, Pots|Comments Off on weighty pot