The Acid Trip

The Acid Trip

| April 11, 2014 | 2 Comments

No, it’s not a case of ‘Scandal, scandal! Have you heard that Lesley and Robert have shifted from the whacky baccy to the hard stuff?!‘ Though it would be hard as a garden designer not to feel that you were on some kind of extra sensory trip at the moment. Amelanchiers, cherries and magnolias are the […]

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The Boulders Have Landed!

The Boulders Have Landed!

| March 31, 2014 | 2 Comments

As if from outer space! Grey, with a curious greenish tinge, smooth to the touch, and comfortingly rounded. Yesterday they sat just inside the outer gates of the hospice garden like a group of  walruses basking in the sun of a sunday afternoon. These particular ‘walruses’ are well travelled for they are glacial boulders. Voyaging in some […]

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'The Best laid plans.............

‘The Best laid plans………….

| March 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

of mice and men often go awry.’ That is a translation from fairly broad Scots meaning that you may make your plans as detailed as you like but you can certainly expect the unexpected in life. The contractors implementing our garden design ate their lunch in the client’s garage. And during this well earned rest they briefly […]

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Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve' - almost indispensable!

Erysimum ‘Bowles’s Mauve’ – almost indispensable!

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

There are certain plants which you might use in a planting scheme and certain plants which you might think ‘well, why wouldn’t you use them?’ Their use is almost a given. As a garden designer you are wanting many things for your client plant wise: seasonality, surprise, length of flowering, colours in their agreed range, agreeable […]

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