I love the look of this small garden – especially the contrast in leaf textures and forms, which are the first rule of good planting design. There’s a lot crammed … Read more
I love this front garden. It has a simple box parterre and a magnolia tree, which has such as beautiful form that it looks lovely even when not in flower. … Read more
I once interviewed the new owner of an established, respected and very popular garden, who told me he was planning on closing the garden’s award-winning teashop. For a moment my … Read more
My favourite blossom is that of the Judas tree (Cercis siliquastrum)*. You don’t see it much in this country, although if you’re lucky enough to be in Paris at this … Read more
A nice bit of communal planting at the back of some terraced houses.
This lovely front garden will be further enhanced when the apple blossom comes out. I love the path that meanders to the front door.
I have a large wild cherry in my garden that was smothered in blackfly when I moved in last summer – and I mean smothered. It looked very sorry for … Read more