Holy Smoke!

Holy Smoke!

| July 15, 2014 | 2 Comments

Driving round as a garden designer is hardly distraction free! And I am so often looking for a driveway or side turning to take a must – have pic. I have had my eye on this ‘Smoke Bush’ for some weeks now. So many shrubs have been outstanding this year, lilacs, roses, philadelphus. You name […]

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Eccentricity, generosity and translucence.

Eccentricity, generosity and translucence.

| July 1, 2014 | 2 Comments

Sometimes you just have to throw your anal, little conventions, all your OCD colour rules and restrained good taste right out of the window and just go for it!! Now, I am not saying that this eye full was intentional……….. indeed the owner of this on-going barn conversion was a little shame faced about the riot she had so […]

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Common as campanula - 'how vainly men themselves amaze'!

Common as campanula – ‘how vainly men themselves amaze’!

| June 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Yesterday morning the knock-out star in the garden of this pretty half tile-hung house was a foaming mass of campanula. Of course we will soon change that. There will be other stars and lots of them. But just for that moment, in the building heat of the summer morning, this billowing sea of coolth was where […]

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Le Parking

Le Parking

| June 18, 2014 | 2 Comments

We are both francophiles here (Lesley’s degree was even in French) Most things sound better in French Except that is when they are ‘anglicisms’. Such as ‘Le Parking’. And parking, one of the curses of the modern age, is sure in need of dressing up! As landscape designers we get to deal with parking quite […]

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