Potager Gardens

Potager gardens originated in 16th Century France arising from kitchen gardens of monasteries, growing vegetables, fruit, flowers and herbs together in symmetrical geometrical garden beds planted in groups rather then rows. Plants are chosen for both their good looks...

Gardens to visit….

People ask me, “Do you enjoy visiting gardens when you are on holiday?” The answer is definitely “yes”.  I can enjoy them as a visitor without the worry of designing them, or worrying how the planting is doing and in this hot weather, are the...

A Woodland Garden – final phase – soft landscaping….

The final phase of landscaping is the installation of a paved circle for a sitting area, lawn and plant bed preparation.  Soil preparation is the key to good strong plant growth.  The plant bed area is cleared of unwanted vegetation and bricks, concrete, stones etc...