Garden Rooms – Making the Most of Your Space

Garden Rooms – Making the Most of Your Space

A year into the global pandemic, it’s safe to say we’re fed up with seeing the same four walls day in, day out. Equally, we’re tired of the same old views out of the window. Add to that the gloomy British winter weather, and the day when we can leave the house...
Iconic Gardens: Sissinghurst and Great Dixter

Iconic Gardens: Sissinghurst and Great Dixter

My hubby is good to me. He recently took me on Bridget Jones style ‘Full blown mini-break holiday weekend!’ Fortunately, I arrived looking less wind-blown than poor Bridget did. This holiday was a surprise, and I didn’t know our destination until late in the day. We...
What is the Best Aspect for a Rear Garden?

What is the Best Aspect for a Rear Garden?

I have been advising one of my clients on which house to buy. And no, we’re not branching out into estate agency. As the advice applies to anyone else in a similar situation, I thought I’d share it out. The question is: if you get the opportunity to buy a house...
Autumn is the new Spring

Autumn is the new Spring

Where did the summer go? It doesn’t seem like five minutes since I was writing about spring, and now it’s harvesting and planting time. And while September provides a glut of apples, blackberries and tomatoes, it is also the best time for gathering seed, taking stock...
Fantasy Landfill Gardening

Fantasy Landfill Gardening

As part of our single-minded (!) assault on our garden, we decided that our kids’ trampoline, which went unleapt on throughout last year, had to go. As there was nothing wrong with it, we decided to advertise it on Freecycle. For those who have never heard of...