Trained Fruit: think design as well as taste…

Imagine wandering through your own orchard, enjoying spring blossom and the buzz of bees, the laughter of children playing amongst the trees, picking ripe fruit in the autumn.  Lovely as it sounds, most of us have much smaller gardens, but you can work them hard and...
Top Garden Trends for 2018

Top Garden Trends for 2018

  ‘Haven’ is often a word associated with our gardens.  Studies have shown people are healthier and less stressed when they are close to nature, and people are using their gardens to enjoy family life, relax, exercise and mediate in. This trend...

A Prairie Garden Visit in Sussex

If you are down in Sussex and looking for a good garden to visit, don’t hesitate to go and see Sussex Prairies Garden, we had a lovely afternoon in the beautiful garden a couple of weeks ago. You can wander in eight acres of naturalistically planted prairie...

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...

Top Garden Trends for 2014

Trends come and go, in 2014 navy blue is the new black I am told.  I guess I have always taken such predictions with a pinch of salt.  In garden terms heathers and conifers have been out of fashion for years, but I don’t dismiss any plant so easily.  So here we go for...