Last summer I started work on a small garden design for a beautiful period property in the heart of the West Malling conservation area. Although the garden isn't completely finished I thought it would be nice to share some photos from the build which... Full story
For the last few months I have been working with a couple near Sandwich in Kent who are building a large, modern, barn style house. It is part of a development on the site of an old brickworks and, as you'll see from the... Full story
Since Christmas I have been working with clients near Sevenoaks who are transforming their out dated house into a large modern eco home. It will have a new insulating skin added and be semi-clad in wood, with lots of large glass doors looking out... Full story
I happened to be near Bruton in Somerset at the weekend so popped in to see Piet Oudolf's garden for the Hauser & Wirth Gallery Somerset at Durslade Farm. The farm buildings have been beautifully restored and transformed into a gallery space and restaurant... Full story
Quite often the gardens I work on are sloping. This can vary from a slight change in level to a steep gradient. A slope is challenging in many ways; level areas need to be created for patios and lawns, retaining walls and steps calculated... Full story
We can't quite believe that we’re off to Hampton Court Palace to build The Wellbeing of Women Garden. The final preparations have all started to come together as we double check that we've not missed anything and have started to take delivery of a... Full story
It’s less than 5 weeks now until building starts on our show garden which feels, scarily, far too soon!
A few weeks ago we had a day at Hampton Court Palace to meet the RHS Show team and the other designers and landscapers as well... Full story
Although we had been warned that doing a Show Garden was a lot of work we have been amazed at how much we’ve had to do over the last month finalising the finer details of the garden and visiting our generous sponsors and suppliers and... Full story
After months in the planning I am really excited to announce that myself and fellow Garden Designers Amy Robertson and Wendy Von Buren have designed a show garden at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Flower Show for the charity Wellbeing of Women. It’s in the... Full story
Now the Christmas decorations have been taken down and I have survived the first day back at work (it didn’t rain!!) I have been thinking about the year ahead, planning changes for my own garden as well as for clients and seeing what I can... Full story
This summer I have been helping a couple in Mereworth to develop their garden. They've lived in the property for about 18 months and completely cut back the garden when they first moved in. After a year or so of regrowth (plants and weeds) they... Full story
A lot of gardens start to look at bit tired in August and it can be difficult to think of what to plant to perk things up a bit. If you have a sunny garden then you're in luck as there are plenty of sun... Full story
The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is billed as the largest flower show in the world, and with a wide range of plants at their best at the beginning of July the plants and flowers are naturally the stars. However, I have to admit... Full story
After all the rain earlier in the year and all the recent sunshine, there have been some spectacular displays of flowers as you'll see from these photos I've taken whilst out and about. But what's good for our treasured ornamental plants is also good for... Full story
Only a few weeks to go now until the Chelsea Flower Show....so what am I looking forward to seeing this year?
The news from the RHS is that there are a lot of young designers exhibiting in the 'Show Garden' category for the first time. It... Full story
Back in February I mentioned a survey I was going to be doing where the clients wanted less work i.e. more lawn, less flowerbeds.
As there was no hard landscaping to be done, just a couple of months on from finalising the design, the garden has... Full story
When thinking of spring flowers 99 per cent of people will picture a bright yellow daffodil and although I love their cheery presence on a dull, grey day there are other plants which come into their own at this time of year and which I... Full story
Sorry to mention the rain again but I recently had to survey a small garden (soon to be courtyard) in Hove, Brighton using a combination of umbrellas and the clients shed. The slippery decking didn’t help either! The garden is very small, with a change... Full story