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Designer Plants - March 2018

01 March 2018


My ‘Designer Plant’ of the Month for March 2018 is an evergreen sub-shrub called: Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii . (Spurge).

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Designer Plants - February 2018

05 February 2018


My ‘Designer Plant’ of the Month for February 2018 is a deciduous shrub called: Cornus sanguinea ‘Midwinter Fire’. (Dogwood)

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Designer Plant - January 2018

08 January 2018


This is my first monthly Garden Design ‘Plant of the Month’ feature. As a Garden Designer, I like to maintain a database of what I describe as ‘go to’ plants. These are...

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Malvern Show Garden - The Results

11 May 2015


My Show Garden is completed. For more details of the garden, the RHS award and pictures please visit the ‘Show Garden’ section.

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Malvern Show Garden Build: Day One

16 April 2015


Day one of the ‘Out of Darkness’ Show Garden Build at Malvern and things are progressing nicely.

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Malvern Show Garden Build: Breaking Ground

13 April 2015


Officially today is the first day of the build of our ‘Out of Darkness’ Show Garden for the RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2015.

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There Is No Business Like Show (Garden) Business - March 2015

01 March 2015


Planning is well under way for our ‘Out of Darkness’ Show Garden for the Malvern Spring Festival 2015. May I present the final design....

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There Is No Business, Like Show (Garden) Business

25 November 2014


In May 2015 I will be designing and creating my first full Show Garden at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2015, along with my colleague Lisa Burchill.

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Is Your Roof Green With Envy?

19 November 2014


Why haven't we all got green roofs? Green or Living Roofs can provide both aesthetic and environmental benefits for any building whether in a urban area or a built up rur...

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Does Money Grow on Trees?

04 November 2014


How to have your garden professionally designed and built, with all the additional benefits this brings, and all 'effectively' for free.

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Design Focus: Doesn't Leave Much to the Imagination

22 October 2014


Is your garden an inviting maze of pathways and hidden corners or just an open patch of grass with an all too obvious boundary, leaving nothing to the imagination?

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Putting on a Show Garden – or in this case, helping someone else do it.

18 September 2014


I spent the day yesterday volunteering on the early build stage of a show garden designed by Caroline Tatham: 'A Brave New World of Beauty'.

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Design Focus: Is Your House Too Hard for Your Garden?

11 September 2014


My latest design (above) provides an opportunity to look at one of the key tools I use as a Garden Designer to create a sense of harmony between house and garden.

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Hampton Court Flower Show 2014

10 July 2014


My third Show of the season is the Hampton Court Flower Show 2014 in its usual impressive setting by the banks of the River Thames on the outskirts of South West London.

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Garden Build Update 5: Family Cottage Garden

23 May 2014


The garden build is completed and already the garden is starting to come into its own.

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Chelsea Flower Show 2014

20 May 2014


End of May means it's time for the UK's biggest garden show: Chelsea 2014

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Malvern Spring Show 2014

09 May 2014


My first garden show of the season is the Malvern Spring Show 2014.

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Garden Build Update 4: Family Cottage Garden

28 April 2014


Progress: Some planting done and turf starting to root.

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Garden Build Update 3: Family Cottage Garden

14 March 2014


More progress is made. Steps are built, gravel and turf is laid.

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Garden Build Update 2: Family Cottage Garden

19 February 2014


Building is underway on the Northamptonshire cottage garden, featured in my portfolio under Small Cottage Garden for a Young Family.

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Garden Build Update 1: Family Cottage Garden - Pre Build Pictures

01 February 2014


The building is about to start for a garden I designed for a young family in Northamptonshire.

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