Fuschia 'Sattelite'

A Gardener who inspired me

Posted on 3rd June 2012

Today is the birthday of my Father-in-law Clive who sadly passed away suddenly in December of last year.  Clive was a brilliantly skilled man in many ways and one of his numerous talents was being a great gardener. Although I never got to tell him (he wasn’t the kind of chap who was into praise) [...]

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Filming with BBC

BBC come to film in the Shire

Posted on 30th May 2012

This week I have spent the past few days in Shropshire staying with my parents. The three of us have toiled away manicuring their rear garden which I redesigned last Summer, trying to make it picture perfect ready for the arrival of the BBC today. Yes the BBC in my parents back garden!..

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M&G Garden

Corker of a Chelsea | 2012

Posted on 29th May 2012

After drought, hosepipe bans and then a comically wet April and May, a vintage Chelsea was just the shove we needed to get us all back into our gardens in 2012.  The designers and exhibitors had to put up with what must have been one of the soggiest builds on record and really low temperatures [...]

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Letter from the mayor 220312b

Support from The Mayor of London

Posted on 26th March 2012

Just received a lovely letter from the Mayor supporting my garden at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

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Light at the end of the tunnel | Garden viewed from the entrance

Hampton Court Palace Flower Show here I come…

Posted on 1st February 2012

…I hope! . I received fantastic news in January from the RHS.  My conceptual garden submission for this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show has been selected by the judging panel.  I almost jumped over the moon! .

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