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Gazebo Design for our Clifton Garden

| October 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Our gazebo design for one of our Clifton gardens is now being constructed by Lee Rowbotham of Classic Ironworks in Banwell Our design: will be the focal full stop at the end of this Clifton town garden, as in the concept design below: In between the house and the gazebo is a formal garden with four […]

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Hydrangea in Autumn

Graceful Death

| October 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

I guess we all hope for a graceful death. Slipping away comfortably with our relatives around us. With ‘Doesn’t he look peaceful?’ as the inevitable non sequitur (literally so!). However, the odds are against it. The Bristol born poet Thomas Chatterton’s death was famously painted by Victorian artist Henry Wallis. Google if you don’t know it. […]

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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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