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Wandsworth Common

Wandsworth Common

2015- The front garden planting was like a supermarket carpark when we first started work in July 2015, with very sad shrubs and lot’s of bare soil. The rear garden had a high maintenance troublesome fish pond and austere hard landscaping. We replaced this with…

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Country Estate, Hampshire.

Country Estate, Hampshire.

2015- This 36 acre property was in a state of disrepair when my clients bought it in 2015. There is still a lot to do, but at least the garden areas closest to the house are full of colour and interest (despite the rabbit and…

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Wandsworth Common

Wandsworth Common

2014- In September 2014 we were called in to rescue this large london garden, which had become very overgrown.The hard-landscaping was fortunately still in good condition, so we only had to rejuvenate the planting. We have had fun with creating a dramatic contrast between the…

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Black Mountains Herefordshire

Black Mountains Herefordshire

The process of creating this new meadow and pond is shown in more detail in my blog. We started work in April 2014. The House martins, pollinators and dragonflies definitely approve. The clients seem very happy too, especially considering they don’t have to spend their…

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Village Garden, Gloucestershire

Village Garden, Gloucestershire

This property was purchased in early winter 2012. The clients asked me to make the planting wilder and less “twee” for their first summer – the beds had recently been landscaped and lined with lavender and the box balls were in predictable lines. We removed…

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Coronation Arch, Windsor Castle

Coronation Arch, Windsor Castle

The Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society proposed to Her Majesty that they build a Triumphant Arch to celebrate the 60th anniversary year of her Coronation. ┬áIn Windsor from Georgian times through to the Victorian era the town would celebrate particular milestones of the Royal…

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Wandsworth Common, South London

Wandsworth Common, South London

This garden was featured in my blog back in March 2013. In just a few months it looked like an established garden. All was well until Walter the puppy arrived in mid-summer; as a result the lawn looked a bit patchy, but it has recovered…

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Meadows, Surrey

Meadows, Surrey

We have tried two different approaches to creating meadows from existing lawn areas in this large country garden: stripping the turf and then sowing wildflower seeds, plus planting perennial wildflower plugs into existing turf. The turf-stripped and seeded areas have resulted in a greater density…

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Philosophy

Philosophy

As they say ‘Gardens are never finished’. I am passionate about creating atmospheric spaces that evolve and are wildlife-friendly, rather than just places to be maintained and kept tidy. The design drawings, hard-landscaping and initial planting are just the beginning; developing, editing and adding more…

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About

About

I have been gardening professionally since 1997 and although I am designing more, I like to stay physically involved as a gardener so that I can edit and add more layers over time, to “develop” the gardens rather than just “maintain” them. I often have…

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