Chelsea Flower Show 2015 Part 2 …

Chelsea Flower Show 2015 Part 2 …

Chelsea Flower Show 2015 Part 2 …

May 25th, 2015 by Caroline

My second Journal entry featuring Chelsea illustrates more of the inspiration gleaned from the day; some predictable and other things, probably a little less! The Cloudy Bay Garden in association with Vital Earth by designers Harry and David Rich had some stunning planting combinations within a wine-coloured palette.  I particularly liked the soft mix of perennials […]

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Chelsea Flower Show 2015 Part 1 …

Chelsea Flower Show 2015 Part 1 …

May 22nd, 2015 by Caroline

It’s that time of year again and on Tuesday of this week, I made my annual pilgrimage to SW3  together with my trusty Chelsea companion (my Mum!).  This year’s visit was as a member of the viewing public agog with anticipation, excitement … and umbrellas … and after last year’s foray as an exhibitor it was tinged […]

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A growing garden … from recommendation to realisation

A growing garden … from recommendation to realisation

March 6th, 2015 by Caroline

We’re planting a small, pocket-sized garden at the moment for a lovely client in Surrey and I thought it might be useful to write a Journal Entry showing the development of the garden from concept to completion. The garden is within a fairly new development of attractively designed houses on the site of the old Royal School […]

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All change for the end of the year

All change for the end of the year

November 1st, 2014 by Caroline

In my part of Hampshire, the most dramatic of seasonal changes is that from Autumn to winter. Driving up the hill into our village is like entering a wild tunnel, with the beech trees reaching over the road from one side to another, joining in the middle and forming an almost Cathedral ceiling-type scene.  Indeed, […]

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Character building: making spaces and places Part 1.

Character building: making spaces and places Part 1.

June 10th, 2012 by Caroline

As garden designers, our canvas is the space outside a house.  Our designs alter the way that a client uses or views their garden and our manipulation of this space creates a new place for them. When I first meet a new customer and take a brief, I am often asked to create different moods, […]

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