Another good looking border

August 23rd, 2016

My clients planted this border in May this year following my planting plan, the plants have bulked out well in just a few months and what is very exciting is that the clients are fast becoming keen horticulturists.

A flurry of happy clients

August 19th, 2016

I hope it doesn’t sound too conceited but I have received a little flurry of emails from happy clients this week and thought I would share them:

Dear Angela,
Thank you for your detailed plan.
Following our discussion I was motivated to begin straight away to reform my garden. I have taken the ivy off the front of the house and off the side wall. I have pruned (I hope not totally annihilated) both of the jasmins and the clematis and reclaimed the corner and about 3 feet in front of the wall. I can’t believe how much lighter and roomier the whole garden looks just by doing that.
I will get the patio enlarged as you suggested. I don’t know why I never saw that for myself but it will make a massive difference to the look and use of the garden.
Next thing is to get digging, then planting. It will be lovely to have more colour and less green. Roll on next spring and summer for a glorious show!!
Thanks again.
Mary

Hi Angela,
Thank you for a lovely course yesterday.
I finished my basket when I got home and am really pleased with the shape.
It is ideal as a harvesting basket .
Best wishes
Carol

Hello Angela
Thank you for the course today. We had a lovely time making the baskets. I hopefully will attach photos
Jane
Jane

Empowered clients

July 22nd, 2016

I designed this garden in 2009/2010, the hedges were planted spring 2010. My clients have done all the work themselves including the planting and planting design. Lovely areas have been created providing privacy from neighbours and dog walkers in the field beyond. Work is on-going.


In addition to all the soft landscaping, my clients have invested massive amounts of time and energy into creating their garden: levelling the lower lawn and building a beautiful stone terrace.  Levelling the top lawn and creating a another terrace is the next task.

Summer border

July 21st, 2016

Client’s border 2 years after design and planting – blues, purples and whites dominate in this planting scheme.

Willow herons – Strode College

July 14th, 2016

Before

After

This workshop was part of Strode College’s Summer School programme.  The workshop ran from 9am – 3pm with several participants finishing early!

Let your grass grow

July 14th, 2016

Natural meadow area at the centre of Strode College campus, with two table tennis tables in a mown glade at the centre (not shown).  This approach has a lot going for it:  beautiful colours, textures, low maintenance, cheap, easy,  native, beneficial to moths, butterflies and all sorts of other insects…

In a few weeks time the meadow needs to be mown (or scythed) to tidy.

Sold to highest bidder

July 14th, 2016

Willow & silver birch nest

Approximately 1m diameter x 30cm high, with simple metal stand
I am very pleased this sold to the highest bidder at Secret (black) Swan Art Trail, Frome 1-10th July 2016
40% of the sale is being donated to Black Swan Arts towards their current fund raising campaign, see also the 1000 postcards.      http://www.blackswan.org.uk/

Circles – Poundbury

July 4th, 2016

A new garden on the Poundbury estate just outside Dorchester.  This garden is a slightly awkward shape, dominated by a lovely high curved wall, beyond the wall is another high brick wall with a circle embellishment that the clients were keen to reflect in this garden.

The new garden will be lushly planted around gravel circular areas for year round interest and enjoyment.

The Priddy Hog

June 20th, 2016

On Saturday the rainy skies cleared and I helped a small group from the Priddy Folk Festival committee and Mendip Creatives to create a ‘Priddy Hog’.  ‘Hog’ was woven using a sketch drawn by Belinda Brownlea, he will be found at the bar supporting beer cups!

Priddy Folk Festival runs from July 8th – 10th.  www.priddyfolk.org

Murmurations

June 17th, 2016

Home made iris, reedmace, crocosmia cordage murmurations

These forms will be in the exhibition at the Courthouse Gallery from 2nd July – 13th August