Archive for May, 2010


Steeply sloping garden


This is the steps and patio of a very steeply sloping back garden in Dorking that I designed recently. As there is quite a drop from the patio and path to the level below, railings have yet to be installed, and the planting is also yet to be completed. The rendered walls give a Mediterranean [...]

Successful Winter interest


I recently visited a client’s garden to carry out a twice-yearly maintenance session. I find these visits really interesting to find out how the garden has fared and matured. The client informed me that her Clematis cirrhosa balearica, pictured above, had flowered all through the snowy winter, and had been a mass of yellow flowers, [...]