Oh it's been a lovely afternoon, with a bit of late summer sun and to the garden-I-will-go. Those asters have been bugging me. Don't ask me how (they weren't there last year) but they came up in the very front of a raised border so that look very awkward towering above the otherwise rather lovely foliage plants in that bed. Plants can do that you know. It might be you moved something last year or this spring and unwittingly took a handful of roots from another plant. Eh voila! A lovely…Continue
I am often asked this question and I suppose the response will be different depending on the company you approach.
At OGC we would give a resounding 'Yes'. Most of our design projects are from start to finish, so we normally offer this as…Continue
Lately I seem to have an increasing number of requests to 'endorse' products. I am assuming this is because of the success of the Greenfingers Guides books. It also doesn't seem to hurt I have a minor celebrity.
Yes I can see that getting individuals like myself writing ( via blogs, magazines, books etc.) about a company's…Continue
Phew, where has the year gone?
I have recently been in the dying thoes of an edit on my next book Evergreen Plants, which will be released on Amazon et al in March 2012.So look out for it won't you? And did I mention my Border Plants book was shortlisted for Best…Continue
Added by lovelucysummers on September 26, 2011 at 17:30 — No Comments
We all know garden maintenance can just comprise some uninformed bloke/woman strimming the living daylights out of a garden, without any real knowledge of the profession So I was just wondering what you all felt about this tricky mix and match exercise of finding a gardener to a client?
Fair enough if the client has an existing resident gardener/ gardeners to look after a newly created…Continue
At the opengardencompany we had luxury ( and challenge) of designing a modern Islamic garden in the Eastern Mediterranean. Trying conditions; blistering heat and coastal weaterh in summer and violent storms and winds in winter. Sourcing plants an absolute nightmare, but nonetheless, it didn't turn out too…Continue