GARDEN DESIGN BLOG. IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND NEWS

Please do browse my garden design blog; in it you’ll find garden ideas, inspiration and product reviews, reports from Shows including the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, pretty pictures from places I’ve been, a bit of arty stuff (paintings and drawings) and anything else I find interesting that I think you might enjoy too.

“I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers” Claude Monet

Call me an old romantic but I’m a bit of a sucker for tulips. I love the way they are transformed from tight bud to over-the-top bloom, with an intensity and depth of colour almost unparalleled in the plant world.  It’s no wonder so many painters love them, though it’s not easy to capture the luminescence and silkiness of […]

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Thoughts on light inspired by a frosty morning

I find the Dorset countryside infinitely inspiring; the constantly changing light (can something be constant and changing? there’s a thought!) makes me look at familiar scenes with fresh eyes. I pass this farmhouse (below) every morning when taking my daughter to school, and love the sweep of the hedge line and trees above the house […]

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