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The “M” word

The “M” word

I prefer to use the word “development” rather than “maintenance” when describing how we care for gardens. Gardening is a creative process, not just a cleaning service, so I think that the “M” word devalues the art and craft involved. “Maintenance” implies a state of preservation and…

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Mud to meadow in (not) many months

I was asked to make a meadow that wouldn’t require regular mowing/maintenance, so my client could enjoy his weekends away rather than spend most of his time mowing. Soil was required to repair the building works at the back of the house, so it was…

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Dar al Hossoun, Taroudant Morocco.

Dar al Hossoun, Taroudant Morocco.

I first read about Dar al Hossoun a few years ago in the Garden Design Journal, so it was a real treat to finally visit and stay overnight twice on my recent trip to Morocco. I had read that it is difficult to tell whether it…

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