pure joy!

Nothing I like more on a sunny day…

Spring clean the air

I recently had the pleasure of visiting a friend’s new garden…

little (woman) fish, big (man) sea

I attended the Ecobuild exhibition at The Excel for the first time yesterday. I have been to other trade and networking events in the past and I thought I had a pretty good idea what to expect. I had planned my visit beforehand, knew all the stalls that I wanted to engage with and what I…

Snow

Today we were visited by the #beastfromtheeast which brought a constantly changing sky that created such magical colours, shapes and shadows in the garden. I couldn’t resist playing with my shadow when the sun came out and taking snaps of the snow laden trees and plants. I love how the snow piles up on the…

Extra curricular

A little extra curricular activity for me this week. I had great fun designing this poster for my good friend and part of the magnificent women DJ crew. This will be a fab event supporting a very worthwhile cause; I am sure everyone knows at least one person affected by breast cancer #disco #middleagespread

End of year

I ended this year with a lovely redesign which we hope to start work on in the new year. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the owners on this garden and cannot wait to see it progress into something truly wonderful

Afternoon

This afternoon attended the google #digitaldrive event hosted by #twentyone (who did a super job) On my journey there; I laughed at my very long shadow, marvelled at the choppy sea, admired the blue sky against the curves of the southend viewing platform and finally I soaked up the evening sun on my way home.

Hand drawn

I so enjoy sketching, drawing and colouring designs. It is my most favourite part of the design process and all done by my hand, horrah for me

Autumn

I write a lot about RHS Hyde Hall, but then I am there a lot and there is always so much to see. I just love the expanse of open ground and the stunning views from the top in the amazing dry garden, not to mention the view while hanging upside down.

For the love of Brittany

Beautiful, charming, irresistable. Brittany just keeps calling us back time and time again and each time we discover something new.

changing perceptions

There seems to be a common misconception that garden designers are horrendously expensive to hire and therefore having your garden designed is an unachievable luxury. When people learn that I am a garden designer, their first comment is often along the lines of ‘I’d love to have my garden designed but it’s so expensive’. I…

Chelsea 2017

I was privileged to be part of the volunteering team for the RHS Chelsea flower show 2017. This was my stand, the plant of the year and it was busy and such fun. I hope to return in 2018.