Creations at Chelsea
As soon as I walk into the grounds of Chelsea Flower Show I know I am in for a creative… Read more.
Garden Designer: Artist or Problem Solver?
When I meet people for the first time and tell them I am a garden designer, their first response is… Read more.
Inspiration – Raised Beds
Are you fed up with back breaking days in the garden? Here's a thought - why not make life easier… Read more.
Plant Focus: Euonymus alatus
Every garden designer has his or her favourite/most-used plants, and I'm no different. But rather than sharing a long list… Read more.
Be creative with wood in your garden
Be creative with wood... installing an arbour or archway, trellis fencing or a beautiful bespoke gate – such simple additions… Read more.
John’s Blog: Thinking of a new patio?
If a new patio is a tempting idea then read on ………… With Spring approaching now could be the perfect… Read more.
How to cope with… an open plan front garden – a case study
Front gardens are often purely functional. Pull up into the driveway, park the car, put the bins out, ... you… Read more.
Using gabions for retaining walls – a case study
Many of the gardens we design involve gradients to a lesser or greater degree. If the gradient is relatively steep,… Read more.
Reflections On Chelsea 2014
This was my first visit to Chelsea for 4 years - and so I was on the search for any… Read more.
Easier Maintenance Gardens
First off, let me say what this blog post is not. It’s not about low maintenance gardens, although many of… Read more.
Designing Front Gardens & Driveways
The design of driveways and front gardens poses a somewhat different set of challenges to those faced when creating a… Read more.
Garden Lighting – A Few Pointers
Lighting adds a completely new dimension to gardens. Particularly in the often somewhat cloudy climes of England, a well thought… Read more.
Children & gardens – a few ideas & considerations
Gardens can be magical places for children. Contrary to what many people believe, a child-friendly garden does not have to… Read more.
Top Plants for Winter & Early Spring Interest
While I write this, I am sitting out in the garden in the early morning September sunshine, and winter seems… Read more.
Autumn Recipe: Runnerbean Chutney
It's been a great year for fruit and veg, and it seems every other person you speak to is overrun… Read more.
Top Plants for Autumn Colour
Although the warm sunshine will soon be slowly fading, Autumn is definitely not a time of doom and gloom –… Read more.
Summer’s almost gone…
Well, summer is almost over – the days are shortening and the mornings and evenings are getting cooler. It's been… Read more.
Plants For Containers
When preparing garden designs and plans, we are often asked by clients to provide them with ideas and suggestions for… Read more.
Disguising Sheds, Wheelie Bins, Trampolines and More – Some Ideas
A good garden design should not only be beautiful, it should also be practical. And practical inevitably means disguising those… Read more.
Patio Design Photos
Following on from our patio designer blog post, we've pulled together a selection of our patio design photos, to help… Read more.
Thinking about a new patio? Some tips from a patio designer…
As landscape designers we frequently advise clients on some of the options and decisions to be made when creating a… Read more.
Bespoke Timber Garden Buildings, Structures and Furniture
Update: Please see our dedicated bespoke timber structures page here. When it comes to designing a garden, often there’s more… Read more.
Screening Plants & Ideas for Confined Spaces
Need more privacy? Want to block the view from a neighbour’s window? Want to block out an ugly view? But… Read more.