Adventures in Boots – Frithsden – December 2015

My boots are well & truly wet now & it’s looking like it’s time to pack them away for a couple of months especially as we’ve had cold weather too. Working in the cold & wet is truly miserable during the dark months & I know some gardeners like me take a break in December. […]

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Adventures in Boots – November 2015

I have fallen out of love with tulips. Quite simply tulips are too high maintenance in this area what with the difficult heavy soil conditions, tulip fire blight and squirrels. As beautiful as they are I don’t have the patience or the energy to put the work in for a display to be partly destroyed […]

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Adventures in Boots – October 2015

In the time of the small garden & apartment living, of which we have plenty in Berkhamsted, I’m increasingly asked to provide container gardens & planting. In fact if I look around my clients’ gardens I can see the colour right now is mostly provided by plants in pots, troughs, raised beds, sinks, metal pails, […]

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Adventures in Boots – Tuscany- July 2015

At the Chelsea Flower show Dan Pearson won the coveted ‘Best in Show’ award and of course a gold medal. One of my clients who visited the show on a non-rainy day said the boulders the designer had used were just terrific and ‘looked as though they had been there forever’. I don’t think we […]

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Garden School

After 3 successful garden schools during May, June and July, I will be looking to take a break for August and resuming in September. Keep an eye on my Facebook Page for more details…  

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Cutting Garden

A trip down to Barnes last month saw a jolly distinguished group of plant lovers learning how to sow and grow your own cutting patch.  Georgie Newbery from Common Farm Flowers in Somerset was our course leader for the day.  Georgie owns her own flower farm and floristry business in a beautiful part of the […]

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Day Trip to Shuttleworth

Have you been to see the Shuttleworth Collection near Biggleswade in Bedfordshire? I can heartily recommend, even though the Swiss Garden is closed and currently undergoing a £2.8m reconstruction. Suffering from severe post tropical holiday blues, John suggested the outing as a way of cheering me; not an easy task as I was being a […]

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Angkorian Siem Reap, Cambodia

So eventually I got out of Burma, the place nearly reduced me to tears but, once I’d departed, my flights and connections all went very smoothly.  Granted, on arrival at Siem Reap airport, there was no tuk-tuk waiting for me but one turned up after a very kind tour guide rang the hotel and said […]

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