Making a garden is a leap into the luminous future, a participation in constant creation and change. I can guide and help you, choosing and finding plants to thrive in your garden and reflect your style and way of living. I’m passionate about restoring shrubs and trees, pruning them using the French method to create light and movement while keeping height, privacy and finding that special relationship between art and nature.
Last Sunday, I opened my garden, with thirty-two other gardens nearby, for Faversham Open Gardens. Andy Garland and Steve Bradley from Radio Kent's Sunday Gardening programme arrived at 10 o'clock as the garden opened, with Alexandra Campbell, who writes the renowned garden blog The Middle-sized Garden and is one of the event's organisers. As they briskly dealt…Read Post
Imagine the satisfyingly stiff green shoots in your garden, which you are gloating over now, in a few months. Will there be a perfect climactic moment of gorgeous flowering before they keel over, leaving a bald stalky centre and taking out smaller plants as they tumble? Yes I’m talking about phlox, delphiniums, campanula lactiflora and…Read Post
Plants go in and out of fashion but the weight of scorn falls heaviest on those plants which march on through the decades, successful and healthy, in barely tended gardens. Who has not curled their lip at the shiny yellow-splashed leaf of aucuba japonica; winced at the custard-coloured double blooms of kerria japonica or recoiled…Read Post