September 28th, 2016
I was rather pleased to spot this exotic looking grasshopper basking in the early autumn sun and maybe soaking up the heady scent of Rosa ‘de Rescht’ also.
September 28th, 2016
This garden was planted in spring 2015 and it is very exciting to see how well it has established, the hedges have bushed out well and need just a couple more season’s to start approaching the desired height.
The pools attract hundreds of dipping swallows, a spectacle to behold!
September 20th, 2016
An joint exhibition: Angela Morley (abstract willow forms), Ann Warren (still life paintings) & Miriam Sheppard (landscapes in oil)
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.
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:
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!!
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 .
Thank you for the course today. We had a lovely time making the baskets. I hopefully will attach photos
August 18th, 2016
It is lovely to have a healthy hedge in the garden full of birds however by mid August I do look forward to reclaiming the view.
July 21st, 2016
Client’s border 2 years after design and planting – blues, purples and whites dominate in this planting scheme.