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...

Top Garden Trends for 2016

Fun, Chat, Eat and Relax are the key words for 2016 in the garden.   Our desire for a healthy lifestyle continues from last year and growing your own vegetables, fruit and herbs in our gardens remains popular.  From mixing it up and growing vegetables and flowers...

Top Garden Trends for 2015

In the world of fashion for Spring 2015, navy is the ‘new black’, the pattern is gingham and the style of jacket is ‘kimono cool’. A couple of months ago I brought a kimono style jacket for a change and I am delighted to be ‘kimono...

A Bumper Year for Fruit in the Garden…

  It has been a bumper year for fruit in our gardens and I often include fruit trees in my garden designs.  A great way of making the most of sunny walls and fences in a garden is to wire them up and add some trained fruit trees.  Or you can put in wooden posts...