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All change but no change

All change but no change

| January 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

All change but no change? Well, Christmas and the New Year are actually quite arbitrary calendar dates. But they are customarily a time for us all to look at what we did in the last year and think of changes. And Lesley and I are no exception. Don’t get too excited and imagine that I have, […]

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‘Deck the halls’

| December 18, 2016 | 2 Comments

‘Deck the halls with boughs of holly’ so the carol goes: . You see, Classic FM is the kind of ‘go-to’ aural wallpaper in our garden design studio. And at this time of year the station has unfortunately revved and hyped themselves into a right sugar rush of wall-to-wall carols. So they are rather on my mind! The next […]

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Gardens are for Families

| December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Gardens are for families? That’s kind of obvious isn’t it? Well, it is now. But this was not necessarily so in the past. When gardens were really regarded as places for pretty or interesting collections of plants. Our post title, gardens are for families, is a little bit of a play on the phrase ‘gardens are for people’ […]

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Loptastic - tree lopping

Tree lopping – loptastic!

| November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

This tree lopping…… is loptastic! Ok, it is an advanced taste. Akin to nipple piercing, black pudding ice cream or some of Alexander McQueen’s most outrageous clothes. But the other day Miles (the gardener who plants for us) and I stood on this Redland street. And we watched as some kind of quirky order was restored to these […]

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