Tom Stuart-Smith’s garden: Barn Hill in Hertfordshire

Last week I visited Tom Stuart-Smith’s garden in Hertfordshire.  I caught it just in time as the prairie garden was coming to an end BUT there were still a lot of wonderful specimens and also some Rudbeckia seedheads which were magnificent in their own right.  This day was organised by the Garden Museum at Lambeth […]

Garden design in progress, South London

Caroline Garland, leading garden designer in South London, is currently working on a perfect project.  This is a level and south facing garden (12m x 8m) with nothing in place and everything to do. The house is undergoing a complete overhaul, including a back extension which leads directly out onto the garden through bi-fold doors […]

A spot of Spring sunshine… look at what it has done – at last!

Dare I say it?  Is there a spot of real Spring in the air or am I too early?  Perhaps we’re still expecting more rain or snow even  but in the meantime I’m allowing myself a little spot of excitement as there is nothing like a crocus to make one think that Winter is on […]