What’s happening in Ada’s garden?

Posted on 10th October 2010

This week Syd and I decamped to Ada’s (Mum P’s) place in the beautiful village of Gittisham in Devon.  My mum-in-law was to have a minor op and Syd and I were to become nurses for a few days to help (trying our best not to hinder) with the recuperation process. I took my design [...]

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Autumn colour at Ashen Grove

Posted on 28th September 2010

Last week I was drawn away from the drawing board and into the garden on several occasions. The magnetic pull was the bright autumn light and it’s illuminating effect on the colours in my little back garden.  I love this time of year and have packed my garden with as much autumn colour as possible, [...]

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Sea, sound and solar.

Posted on 20th September 2010

My other half and I have taken it on ourselves to do something active and for the past three years have been taking a weeks holiday learning to sail.  We have just returned from the high seas (well the gentle Adriatic) of Croatia, and having spent most of the week on water you wouldn’t think [...]

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Late Summer at Pashley Manor Gardens

Posted on 30th August 2010

I write this blog with ruddy cheeks from a fantastic squeeze of bank holiday sunshine, and following a couple of glasses of delicious strong Kentish cider, bought home from our weekend away.   We actually spent most of the weekend camping in Sussex, loads of great walks for Syd, battle sites and castles for Richard and [...]

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Loire Part 3: Planting inspiration

Posted on 1st August 2010

Lots of walking and cycling in the Loire meant I got to see lots of plants and planting combinations. Chateaux gardens, local residential gardens, allotments, and even agricultural fields, natural woodland and meadows all gave me some great inspiration.  Here are three examples that really stood out to me.

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