Practical and beautiful garden design

Practical and beautiful garden design

  Practical & Beautiful Practicality and functionality are essential elements of garden design, however beautiful a garden may appear, if it doesn’t work as a useful space then it loses its appeal and becomes irritating rather than pleasurable. This applies to...
The devil is in the detail

The devil is in the detail

  I am continuing down the small is beautiful road and considering the little details we introduce in our environment. The devil is in the detail and with attention to the small things something simple and practical becomes something special. When creating features...
The first day of spring

The first day of spring

I am still lost in the minutiae and I’m appreciating the tiny details in our plant world, it is almost impossible not to create beautiful gardens when the props we are given to work with are so delightful. However bad design, poor choice of materials and...
Musings from Cheshire…

Musings from Cheshire…

My interest in art, design, colour and general good taste dictates my approach and opinions on garden design. My time digging, mowing, hoeing, raking and getting down and dirty was a means to an end and not necessarily an altogether enjoyable experience. I am a garden...