Thursday, 31 July 2008

Links Garden

I complete the designs for this seaside garden in the Autumn of 2005 and it was planted up in Spring of 2006. The owners have kept it immaculate. Although the soil is pure sand and winds can be salt laden and gale force - it is right on the coast - the plants have thrived, even the vegetables.

Renovation of a mature garden

Planting was completed in April, thanks to the rain it is looking lush.

Tatton Show snippets

Couldn't resist adding this sanguisorba to my menzies plant collection. The superlambanana gets added bling. A good idea for an old piano from the Cheshire schools' contribution.

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Setting up at Tatton

The excitement builds at the RHS Tatton Flower Show: Chris Beardshaw oversees the finishing touches to his garden for Cheshire's Year of Gardens 08. My colleague on the Society of Garden Designers' stand waits to welcome visitors. Ed Bennis and friends pose for the camera at the Tales from a Chinese GardenLink

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Arts and Crafts Garden

One year after planting, it is beginning to take shape. My clients are very pleased and so am I.

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Adlington Hall recce

A stormy visit to Adlington Hall, with the head gardener and a colleague from the Cheshire Gardens Trust. We were preparing for the Trusts' visit to the gardens in September.

Prince William sets sail

Narrow boat Prince William sets off from the Kings Ransom, Sale, with a roof garden of salads, herbs and edible flowers. Destination Nantwich Floating Garden Festival. I designed this for the Mersey Basin Campaign to celebrate World Environment Day 2008.