Entries Tagged as 'Success'
John is a hugely influential garden designer who was designing gardens before it became fashionable to do so and in so doing developed methods of designing that are widely used today by a great many garden designers. I am a big fan of his grid system and it forms the basis of many of my garden designs.
John was speaking to the Oxford College of Garden Design at St. Hugh’s College Oxford on Thursday 11th March, 2010 and I travelled there to hear him speak. I was immediately taken by his genuine warmth and passion for garden design. John has been designing gardens for many years and he has clearly lost none of his enthusiasm.
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In order to create a succession of sweet scented blooms throughout the summer months I now plant a further batch of seeds. These are now a few weeks behind the first batch and will flower that bit later. Repeat this process until you have used all your seeds and you will enjoy a much longer season of cut flowers!
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Rural insurer NFU Mutual is delighted to announce a new affinity partnership with the Garden Network From 1st March 2010, NFU Mutual will become the Garden Network’s exclusive insurance provider, meaning it can promote its range of insurance, pensions and investments to the Garden Network membership. Blanche Surman, Affinity Marketing Executive at NFU Mutual [...]
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Following on from my previous blog on the Garden Press event – it was good to see a number of nurseries and plant suppliers present, many of whom were showing new plants and seeds. This was great from an attendees perspective as I have come home laden with goodies to try out! Again sorry if [...]
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Veg Plotting – eclectic mix of gardening and other topics – VP and I met via Film At The Pound in Corsham (which I am delighted to sponsor) and subsequently met up at Allington Farm Shop for a lengthy chat about gardening, garden design and The Garden Network amongst other topics that included collecting 1st [...]
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An article in todays Daily Telegraph by Maria Fitzpatrick shows how a well designed garden can add value both to your life and the value of your property. Whilst this may be obvious for a larger garden it is also true of smaller gardens. Several of the gardens that I have designed have done just exactly this for the owners.
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Autumn heralds a round of free harvests bought on by nature’s abundance. The colourful leaves that once adorned the trees in our garden are falling and with it creating a fabulous opportunity to create gardener’s black gold! In a sustainable woodland culture the leaves from the trees fall to the ground where they break down [...]
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Designing gardens gives me great pleasure. I have a passion about getting the most out of a space and watching the garden develop over time. This however pales into complete insignificance when the people who get most excited about the garden is the the people whose garden it is! when their friends and family also [...]
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My biggest success so far has been the chillies. Perhaps this is because they are being grown in the kitchen and therefore are getting more attention than the plants outside but they are really coming on a treat. They get watered with whatever cold tea is left in the pot! The plants have masses of [...]
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Networking is a brilliant way of doing business. It allows you to meet a huge range of different people from all walks of life and share your ideas, contacts and to glean valuable information which can help in your business life. It’s also pretty popular for social circle building too. Realising the value of these [...]
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