The Journey's Reward

The Journey’s Reward

| September 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

‘The journey is its own reward’ So the saying goes. I was out on my ’25 minutes exercise every day’ quest. In fact a brisk walk, brisk enough to get out of breath, is all that I require of myself. So a slightly improved level of fitness is the journey’s reward. But, actually to be out in […]

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The Minimalist Garden - an update.

The Minimalist Garden – an update.

| September 16, 2015 | 2 Comments

It was a vote of confidence, in The Minimalist Garden, from an unexpected quarter! A construction worker on a neighbouring building called out that he wanted to have his lunch in the garden we had designed for our clients ‘because it was so peaceful and zen – like.’ And looking down from above this is what you […]

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A Deep Desire for a 'Black Princess'

A Deep Desire for a ‘Black Princess’

| September 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Years ago I met a very knowledgeable plantswoman, an enthusiastic collector of all sorts of different species. She attended the plant sales I held, ostensibly to stock a garden which she told me was vast. With a great halo of black hair and a hibiscus flower tucked behind one ear she certainly stood out amongst the crowds […]

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A pause for thought on garden seats and the F word

A pause for thought on garden seats and the F word

| August 22, 2015 | 2 Comments

A garden seat is certainly appropriate in most gardens. It could be by the backdoor to sit with a coffee, in the early morning sun, before you hit the road. In my own tiny garden it is a ‘gin and tonic bench’ on a raised terrace where the glow of the evening sun hits the garden. […]

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