Landscape Design

Daffodil Week: Going Public

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Nothing is more cheering on a sunny spring day than a broad swathe of daffodils emerging from lengthening grass, or a delicate cloud of cherry blossom hovering […]

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Book Review – Garden Design: A Book of Ideas

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I love a new gardening book, which is a dangerous passion when so many fresh titles hit the shelves every year. Most are glossy, many interesting […]

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An Island in Bloom and a Bridge Too Far

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While the January storms rage outside it is a good time for me to catch up on a little reading. Next to my bedside table is […]

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On The Bridge

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You may recall that a year ago I wrote about The Garden Bridge, a proposed crossing on the Thames in London. With planning permission […]

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The Topiary Thieves

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My regular trips to China offer few opportunities to observe nature up close. By and large I’m confined to big, ugly cities few people […]

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Trebah Gardens, Cornwall

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On the steep sides of the Helford River in Cornwall lie two famous gardens, as similar in style as the two halves of a […]

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