Taking A Liberty With Houseplants

  Retailers like to be on trend, so it was never going to be long before plants took the place of the taxidermy, glass cloches and squirrel-cage light bulbs that were once the visual merchandising props of choice. Department stores also love a pop-up, hosting boutique brands, emerging designers and foreign finds in small niches […]

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GROW London 2015

A post about GROW London, the capital’s newest, freshest garden show, is one of the many that never found its way out of my drafts folder last summer. This is very remiss of me as GROW London really is worth shouting about. Coming a month after Chelsea, the show bookends the June Gap, providing Londoners […]

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The Incomparable Petersham Nurseries

My work takes me to to all sorts of interesting and unusual places. Although not all could be classed as pleasant, yesterday’s visit to Petersham Nurseries, near Richmond Upon Thames, was more than enough to lift the spirits. The nurseries, in the grounds of the Petersham House Estate, have become famous for their Michelin starred […]

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