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Golden Rain Tree

The Golden Rain Tree

| September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Golden Rain Tree when in full fig, would brighten any day. And even though well past its best, it still cheered mine. You see you can take the Head Gardener out of the Botanic Garden ( some 11 years ago now), but you cannot take the Botanic Garden out of him! Yesterday I was in Bath, […]

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Afternoon tea in the garden

Afternoon Tea in the Garden

| July 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

‘Do come and have afternoon tea in the garden.’ How very British! Given our occupation it is a not uncommon invitation. Because we are often invited back, To look at our garden designs. But the invitation was none the less gratefully received. Especially since afternoon tea also included a drop of the fizzy pink stuff. Name us a […]

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The Garden Designer's Cat

Shock Exposure: The Garden Design Sweat Shop!

| July 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Garden Design Cat: ‘OMG I am completely knackered! They work me sooo sooo hard. Reducin’ everythanng from 1:100 to 1:200 sho is taxing. Who’d be a garden design cat? Fiddle dee dee. I’ll just rest my lil ol’ weary head.’ (All said in southern belle drawl.) And so, exhausted by her tyrannical employers, Bette sank onto the garden design concept […]

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Diarmuid Gavin Chelsea 2011

Garden designers play it safe

| May 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Garden designers play it safe at Chelsea, says Diarmuid Gavin, (Gavin is of course the soi disant ‘naughty boy’ of the garden design world.) In Camilla Turner’s May 19th Telegraph piece he spells out how young garden designers…… well how young garden designers do what any realistic designer does really. Design what people will actually […]

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