Posts Tagged ‘shades of green garden design’

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…

Snow-bound February

It’s been an unusually snowy month in the Shades of Green patch – not so bad for design work in a nice warm office…

Planting a wetland


Since 2012 I have had the privilege of working in a rural garden in Glendevon. The garden has been developed in phases, with extensive…

Welcome to 2018


A very Happy New Year to you all! As soon as we returned to work in January, both sets of landscape contractors that I…

Season’s Greetings


As we come to the end of another busy year I can look back with pleasure on the new client relationships built during 2017….