Charleston in Spring

Charleston the famous home with interiors by Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant and meeting place of writers, artists and intellectuals of the Bloomsbury Group was looking absolutely stunning in the recent spring sunshine.
Spring bulbs, early roses and luxuriant hedges mingled with sculptures create a horticultural masterpiece.

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Time to Spring Clean your Garden?

Now that the worst of the snow and ice has (hopefully) gone it is a good time to take a long hard critical look at your garden.
Driving around I see many gardens with shrubs that have been damaged or killed off entirely by the extreme prolonged below zero temperatures even milder parts of the country!

It is always sad when much loved trees or shrubs die, leaving a big hole in the garden. But don’t panic!!
Look upon it as an opportunity and before you dash off to the nearest garden centre to replace them and fill the gaps – think about the overall look of your garden and ask yourself does it need a bit of a revamp?
Borders and beds do get overgrown and shrubs can weaken with age. Perhaps its time to spring clean your garden, clear out the clutter and give it a bit of a facelift?
Let me know if you need my help in choosing new plants for particular situations or even an in depth border redesign.
In the meantime – think positive spring is not too far away!

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Winter Colour

It may be below freezing outside but Winter is the best time to see dogwoods and witch hazels in all their glory. These images were taken at Anglesey Abbey Cambridgeshire in January -always a good time to visit.

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Garden Club Talk

A couple of weeks ago I was asked to talk to Little Comberton Gardening Club about my work as a Garden Designer.
Despite horrible weather over 20 people attended. It proved to be a lively evening with much discussion and plenty of questions about my work, what inspires my designs and the process of working with clients to create gardens that work for them.

If you are involved with a gardening club and would like me to come and talk to your members just get in touch!

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