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Carpe Diem at Abbot's Yatters

Carpe Diem at Abbot’s Yatters

| March 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

One of the delights of the job for a garden designer is catching up with clients and seeing the fruits of your labours. Of course the concept plan  is great ( we know that, we did it!) and the initial transformation impressive (our clients are always happy!), but how does it look after 1 year and again […]

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'Doing the knowledge'

‘Doing the knowledge’

| February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

When I was a child in London you used to see wannabe taxi drivers on scooters whizzing round the streets with an A to Z strapped to the handlebars while they learnt the routes that worked best and all the destinations that customers could possibly want to go to. It was called ‘doing the knowledge.’ […]

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Cor! Its a Correa!

Cor! Its a Correa!

| January 9, 2015 | 2 Comments

These are dark days indeed. No, it is OK. This isn’t Prince Andrew writing! Nor yet is it a comment on the world’s dire ecological, political and economic chaos. Rather I am speaking of actual daylight hours. Or the lack thereof. It is 8.15 am and just beginning to get light. But the winter solstice was over […]

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Winter Scent in the garden - Lavandula angustifolia

Winter Scent in the garden – Lavandula angustifolia

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Of course at this time of year for scent in the garden we think conventionally of those classic winter flowering shrubs the sharp clean scents of Mahonias, Lonicera fragrantissima, Viburnums or the more dense and heady, lily-like intensity of Daphnes, Chimonanthus and Sarcococca. But as I walked along the street yesterday I was struck by a waft of ….. […]

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