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BIODIVERSITY IN CLAPHAM JUNCTION

13th February 2018

I often get asked to produce landscape designs for planning applications. Sometimes they simply involve a layout with a few notes about plants, but occasionally they offer up something more...

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MAKING OF A GARDEN BLOG PART.2.

16th November 2017

The transformation of a garden from paper plan to reality often exceeds expectations. Occasionally it more than exceeds expectations. South Hayes is one of those. When I returned to it...

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BULBS UNDER TREES

1st November 2017

The range of bulbs suitable for planting under the low canopy of large trees is limited. The summer moisture levels are so severely reduced it is better to limit planting...

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In Partnership with Architects

22nd February 2017

Working in conjunction with architects, interior designers and developers has benefits for all concerned, especially your client, and it ensures there is continuity of design from inside to out…

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Making the most of small spaces

2nd February 2017

My experience of building tiny gardens at RHS Chelsea Flower Show has proved to me that size is not important! A lot can be done with a 10 x 5m space…

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New Build Gardens

26th January 2017

So, you’ve moved into your new home. You’ve painted the walls, bought new furniture and hung up some pictures. All done. Then you look out of the window…

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Missing my traditional Christmas Garden

22nd December 2016

The thoughtless weather this year has got me all sentimental for some hard frosts and clear blue skies. I am craving feeling chilled to the bone, needing hats and gloves…

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PLAN AHEAD

2nd December 2016

The Winter is a great time to spend planning for the Spring. It may seem a long way off, but if you don’t do it now you will miss the boat. So many clients come to me…

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The Making of a Garden. Part.1.

22nd November 2016

I was asked to look at this project in August 2016, as the final stage of the development of this property. The house having been renovated in 2014/15.

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From the High Line and Beyond

22nd August 2016

It was exciting enough to be visiting New York in 2013 as a fully-fledged Garden Designer. So I was more than excited to have the opportunity to visit the High…

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Unsung heroes of Chelsea Flower Show

2nd August 2016

Whenever I visit Chelsea Flower Show I’m always in awe of how simply beautiful the place looks, and so different every year.  It makes me wonder about the amount of…

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Homes and Gardens Magazine – July 2016

7th July 2016

I was fortunate enough to have Lynn Keddie photograph two of my gardens, one of which got published in Good House Keeping last year, while the second has just

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