There’s no doubt that as a designer you need to keep your creative muscle exercised for it to work well. One of the best ways to do this is to see as much good design as possible on a regular basis. It doesn’t have to be garden related either, good designs of buildings, […]
Archives for August 2012
Apart from the delicate, white flowers, one of the best things about Gaura lindheimeri Whirling Butterflies is that it flowers through-out the summer and well into autumn. It’s an herbaceous perennial, so it dies back over the winter, but appears again the following spring. Planting: It prefers good, rich soil, that’s well-drained, but isn’t too fussy so […]
Not wanting to wish the remains of the summer away, but it’s time to start thinking about planting bulbs if you want a fabulous display next year. Planting isn’t until the autumn, but they’re available now and you get a much wider choice if you’re quick off the mark. Alliums are one of my favourite bulbs, […]
Hedges have many uses in a garden, mostly they separate different parts of the garden or act as boundaries, but as well as the practical use, it’s nice to be creative and experiment with shape.
A greenhouse can make your life as a gardener much easier and more enjoyable, but unless you’re lucky enough to have a larger garden where it can be hidden away, it’s got to be stylish too. I have to admit that I learned this the hard way. Eight years ago I bought a plain, metal […]
Strictly speaking, this isn’t just an inspiration, but also an object that I’ve had my eyes on for a long time. What was once a shelter for shepherds tending their flocks, has been transformed into a stylish garden room. You can just imagine being tucked up in here with the wood-burning stove fired up on […]