I spent one week working with pupils creating willow art work as well as working in the small copse in the school grounds. The projects involved hands on coppicing, making living hazel arches, willow flowers, large willow spiders and large willow fish. During a follow up week I helped on the project building a timber…
Working with parents we created a sensory garden complete with edible, scented & textured plants, at the centre is a story teller’s seat. Children contributed art work, totem poles to be installed.
The uneven paving in this garden was lifted and crushed to create the sub base for the hardcore and gravel. Tall ‘transparent’ planting was used to offer a sense of privacy whilst maintaining a view to the village green.
The third season of coppicing in my wood, the overstood hazel understory has been removed now I am felling the ash which was shading the woodland floor. I need to organise a work party to help carry all the ash logs out.
My client had strong design ideas and was looking for lush planting to create an oasis in this town setting. Crisp lines, modern materials, bamboos and box were all used to maximum effect. I have been involved with the maintenance pruning of this garden over the past few years
With the help of volunteers, both experienced and learning, the hedge along the road was laid over three winters. Posts and binders were sourced from the hazel coppice within the wood.
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Hazel and beech wigwams
In March 2004 I was commissioned by Frederick Warne to design a garden for Hampton Court Palace Flower Show just three months later! This was to launch their new book Garden Fairies – The Lore and Language of Flowers. The garden was simply designed relying on wildflowers, roses and willow to provide a beautiful and…