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Light, water, plants...

28 June 2018

I'm trying to visit a few completed gardens this summer to see how they have matured, and I caught this magical moment in one, where the light combined with the planting and the moving water in such a beautiful way. Seeing this reminds me why I love designing, the opportunity to create beauty using natural elements. The water feature was a bespoke design for this garden; one other was commissioned by the late Professor Stephen Hawking, and I...

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28 June 2018

Just going through old filing and came across this lovely message on a Christmas card from a client - 'I love my garden! Every day I end up staring out the windows. Of course it doesn't always get as much attention as it deserves on a weekly basis, but it is still the best garden in Dickens Heath! You did a superb job for us...' So you've been warned: if you don't want to be drawn to gaze loving at your garden on a daily basis, don't ask us...

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dry river bed planting

25 June 2018

When clients decided they would like to review an existing water feature, we came up with the idea of a dry river bed, referencing the previous existence of the water, but introducing a completely new element into the garden, with lots of textural interest from the beautiful boulders and pebbles in different sizes. Contractor Guy Jones of Emotive Landscapes did a lovely job of arranging the stones in a naturalistic fashion to our design, having...

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Huf house

18 June 2018

I love getting feedback and it was great to get this message at the weekend: ...'I'm struck by how lovely everything is looking even on a cloudy day like today'. Here's the picture my client sent of this relatively new garden, only completed and planted last year:

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Cottage garden

18 June 2018

I love going back to revisit gardens I've designed, seeing how they have matured, and hearing how much pleasure they give their owners. It can be hard to find the time, but today I managed to pop in to see this pretty cottagey garden which was built around 6 years ago. The planting is now looking mature and established, and the garden is full of colour, scent, and the twitter of birds who love nesting in the new hedges.

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