I heard yesterday that an eco garden I designed for a school is now being built, 3 years after I finished the design! What is the longest time anyone else has waited for a design to be implemented?Continue
I'm just back from the LJN group meet up/presentation at Thrive headquarters. What a great day I've had, meeting more LJN members, including 2011 member of the year Rowly Hill and John (mankini)…Continue
What a gorgeous late summer splash of colour these penstemons are giving to my garden, the bees love them too. They are easy to grow from seed, in fact I ended up with far too many this year and…Continue
Hi everyone- I am looking to upgrade my very basic laser level and wondered if anyone could recommend a good rotary one for use with a receiver, at as little cost as possible of course! If anyone has…Continue
June has the longest day on the 21st and everything in our gardens is responding to the extra light and warmth, putting on growth, looking fuller and gorgeous, unfortunately this includes the weeds too, so they will keep you busy this month! Your lawn can be mown regularly now, leave the cuttings and don’t cut too short if the weather is dry. A lawn feed can be applied during the growing season which encourages a closely knit green turf, making it more resistant to weeds, moss and…Continue
Well I am now home and the trailer is unloaded, which wasn’t much fun in torrential rain, but all done.
What an experience being an exhibitor was, I got to talk to lots of people, had a very positive response to my new gabion planters and 2 sociable nights in a nice hotel. I met the famous Phil Voice and his efficient team of helpers, Gaynor Witchard who was my first show customer for the planters, thanks Gaynor, plus many other LJN members both exhibiting and visiting who all came to…Continue
I thought I’d write a blog to show the fairly typical design process that I went through recently for my latest garden commission. The brief was for a family garden, with screening for privacy and to hide the children’s play equipment and trampoline. The family also wanted to include a small vegetable growing area and more planting in general than they have now. They liked the idea of a fairly formal style, but with a contemporary feel. The garden is quite long and narrow…Continue