Improve don’t move

I have been invited to take part in an event in Frome on Saturday 18th September “Improve don’t move” 10am-3pm This event is all about improving one’s home in a sustainable way, both indoors and outdoors. There will be local experts in renovation, insulation, home energy, design…. on hand to offer guidance and inspiration. As well…

Great to be appreciated!

Ahead of tomorrow’s workshop at Old Stores, Evercreech, I have received this lovely response in reply to my planning email to them: “Hi Angela, That all sounds great. No problem and fingers crossed for sunshine! Thanks for the risk assessment and Covid update. You really are a pleasure to work with – your efficiency and…

Happy client

Angela I just wanted to say a big thank you for the garden plans you sent us. We absolutely love the concepts for the back garden – we’re spoilt for choice in fact, but we think the angular one might fit the bill perfectly. And the planting plan for the front is going to make…

Moorwood Art, Bruton

Moorwood Art, just outside of Bruton, are hosting their summer exhibition which starts 25th June until 2nd July. There will be small and large scale works displayed across the beautiful grounds and house. I am pleased to have three small works on show. My pieces can stand alone or be used suspended, potentially as original…

Natural healing through L3

From 11th February this year, for seven weeks, I led a second ‘Woodland for Wellbeing’ course at Hallr Woods near Somerton. This was a project organised and funded by Ace Arts and Somerset Community Foundation. The aim of the project was to act as a mental wellbeing support group using art and nature through the…

Exciting shade

Yesterday I had a meeting at ‘The Newt in Somerset‘, an exciting new garden and destination local to me. The garden opened two years ago but has continued to evolve with all sorts of exciting new areas to visit on this vast site. Walking up the long winding board walk, I was struck by all…

First Zoom talk

Last night I delivered my ‘Gardening for Wildlife’ talk on Zoom for the first time to Shepton Mallet Horticultural Society. It was a bit nerve wracking as I would prefer to see who I am talking to, to gauge reactions and involve the audience in the talk rather than ‘talk to myself’ and have to…

The value of woodland

I used to own and manage 10 acres of ancient woodland on the edge of the South Downs. Working in the wood (coppicing and hedge laying) was a completely immersive experience and extremely hard work but it filled me with joy and wonder as well as teaching me so much about nature and ecology. This…

Autumn

The colours are changing in the landscape, patches of vivid green meadows broken up by an intricate network of golden brown hedgerows and woodlands. My garden is looking rather windswept but the Verbena bonariensis, Dahlias, Sedum and Salvias continue to add colour punctuated by red from the Crataegus x lavallei ‘Carrierei’ and Rosa moyseii berries…