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February 4, 2017

Our Blog has got rather sidelined over the last months as we have been so busy but I did promise to return to the Barbican to see how Nigel Dunnett's planting scheme had evolved. This year I must make a note in my calendar to visit in June/July but for the time being h...

May 29, 2016

Presenting the latest Front Garden from Fenton Roberts.


The brief for this front garden, was to provide a more exciting space within the existing lawn area. The clients wanted a Mediterranean style feel to the planting and particularly liked the Italian Cypress tree....

May 18, 2016



Whilst on my way to the gallery at the Barbican recently I was stopped in my tracks by the simple beauty of the new planting orchestrated by Nigel Dunnett. 

Its simplicity is deceiving as the scheme is a finely balanced system, produced by building up communities of p...

May 5, 2016


This Front Garden in Palmers Green is our latest Project to be finished.


Before we arrived it was in need of some new life as you can see from below. Having cleaned and repointed the front of the building the owners wanted to spruce up the garden too. They wanted a ne...

January 4, 2016

Last year’s Xmas Trail at Kew Gardens was so inspiring that we decided to go again and true to form they have upped their game to provide an even more spectacular and innovative experience.


We used the car park and began the trail at the Brentford Gate entrance. Thus o...

September 6, 2015

We now have to accommodate three large wheelie bins in our front gardens in Barnet and rather than have to look at them every day I set about designing a storage cupboard to hide them. This also gave me the chance to build a small green roof, something that I have been...

June 22, 2015

This weekend I visited Amsterdam for the 'Open Garden Days', an annual event, when many private homes and institutions open their gardens to the public.


The theme this year was sculpture, fitting, as many of the canal house gardens traditionally contained classical sta...

May 8, 2015

We created this Barnet garden last autumn in and when we visited this week the daffodils were looking so jolly that we thought we would share. The brief for the garden was to create an area of interest to replace the lawn between two existing patios. 


The garden b...

April 18, 2015

I recently visited this beautiful Devon garden expecting to find the usual April delights of blossom and spring bulbs. The entrance to the gardens was indeed boasting a wonderful display of exquisite blooms.


What I wasn’t expecting to find was a baking hot hillside of...

April 12, 2015

Like many people, I have a variety of different containers, collected over the years. It is tempting to buy a plant that you like and plant it in the most convenient container to hand. This can often result in an unsatisfactory marriage where neither plant nor planter...

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May 18, 2016

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