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Dollar Open Gardens 2020

Dollar Open Gardens is a fundraising weekend held in May, every 3 years, in support of Strathcarron Hospice. This year would have been the…

Summer Projects 2019

I have been as busy as ever this year, juggling new and ongoing projects with my charity work for The Uphill Trust. The big…

From play garden to adult garden

Children growing up and leaving home is often a trigger to finally ‘do’ something with the garden. Sometimes it is  the absence of footballs…

Client coaching: Helping a client refresh an 8 year old Shades of Green garden

I often keep in touch with clients for a few years after a fully planted garden is handed over and return visits are used…

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Gardening Year!

2018 – a year of late snow followed by remarkably hot, dry summer, both of which have proved challenging for gardeners, landscapers and designers….

October can be a glorious month!

Autumn in the UK is a traditionally time of golden colours and falling leaves, but in gardens it can also be a time of…

Japanese Garden Cowden – Summer Festival 2018

A biennial visit to the Japanese Garden Cowden seems to be becoming a Shades of Green habit. I first toured the overgrown and neglected…

An exotic garden in Devon

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I make several trips to SW England teach year to visit family and I always make time to catch up with very a good…

Summer projects 2018

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Summer has carried on where spring left off – a constant juggling of projects – and with amazing weather!  Wall to wall sunshine is…

Spring projects 2018

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A garden designer’s remit can be very varied, and the projects that have been occupying me this spring are no exception. This is just…