When you meet an iconic person from your chosen field it is difficult to know what to expect. When that designer has won a prestigious RHS Gold Medal at Chelsea flower show for the stunning Champagne Laurent-Perrier Garden you have a real sense of anticipation. Joy then when Luciano smiles in a totally relaxed greeting. Here [...]
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May 3rd, 2010 1 Comment
March 31st, 2010 1 Comment
In an article today appearing in Horticulture Week, research by multimedia retailer QVC shows that an untidy garden can knock £5,000 off the value of your property. That’s a lot of hard earned money going down the drain!
March 27th, 2010 2 Comments
Gardening can be quite a lonely pastime. Hours spent pottering amongst the borders tending those delicate blooms and marvelling at nature as she goes about her business. Don’t get me wrong I am very comfortable with my own company but sometimes it’s good to share your experiences with others. Debate designs, discuss plants and share passion for gardens.
As owner of the Garden Network I make an effort whenever I can to get out and meet members. It’s fantastic to put faces to names. These are people that only exist in a sort of parallel universe normally – today I was going to meet them for real.
November 10th, 2009 No Comments
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.
August 28th, 2009 No Comments
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 [...]
April 29th, 2009 No Comments
For many of us, a conservatory is high up on our ‘wish list’ – a room to be used all year round, a bridge between the house and garden, a calm and tranquil space that lets us shelter from the elements but allows us to enjoy (almost) being outside. The thought of being able to [...]