Ornamental kitchen garden and companion planting

Potagers, Orchards and Pretty Vegetable gardens - Companion planting is edible beauty

tomatoes and nasturtiums With good planning, even a small plot is enough to provide a family with vegetables, herbs and flowers for most of the year {image1} Vegetables are annuals that are planted or sown at different times of they year, so it is… Read on

The design process - sketch plan

What does a garden designer do? They create a whole living environment linking people, house, plants and setting.

colemore sketch plan Garden design is fluid process of discovery and problem-solving Making a garden is not about planting pretty flowers. That is just the icing on the cake, the final touch. A lot of invisible work goes into making a succeful garden,… Read on

construction details and garden building

The devil is in the details! Everything is planned ahead to reduce waste and expenses.

partown paving plan A garden designer will add to the enjoyment of your outdoor space, creating areas that are pleasant to live in, with plants that are suitable for the location. The garden is a built enviroment that extends from the house into… Read on

Planting plan

Good design is eco-logical. Right plants for the right place

agave striata A planting plan is a scaled drawing of each planting area with symbols indicating each plant or group of plants in its correct position. All plant material is listed on the same document with correct botanical names in Latin, which are… Read on

Plant sourcing and planting

Great plants make all the difference - from large specimen trees to drought-tolerant perennials, I know where to find them

piussi limoni tintori Living in Tuscany I am spoilt for choice, as I have access to some of the greatest plant producers in Europe. {image1} As an independent designer, I will source the best plants from a range of nurseries, chosen for what… Read on

Garden Maintenance

such gardens are not made / By singing:-" Oh, how beautiful," and sitting in the shade

piussi gardening The Glory of the Garden  (...) Our England is a garden, and such gardens are not made By singing:-" Oh, how beautiful," and sitting in the shade While better men than we go out and start their working lives At… Read on

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