A Gentle Plea for Chaos

I've recently exchanged the tending of a large semi-wild Norfolk country garden with the cultivation of a tiny walled back garden and even smaller front garden in the centre of Edinburgh.

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Eric Ravilious

Don't think we've ever seen this before - Eric Ravilious' Design For A Plant-house, watercolour over pencil.

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Regine Ramseier

The structure of dandelion seedheads has always fascinated me. But I think Regine Ramseier’s installation captures their delicate nature in a wonderful way.

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The Alhambra

Ever since my days working in garden design, I've gazed at photographs of the Alhambra and Generalife. But I was worried that the hordes of camera clicking tourists would make the reality a disappointment.

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Angelica

A recent annual trip to Woottons Nursery close to Southwold makes me wish I had more soil and spaces in my garden to fill. The nursery is abundant with wonderful flora including a large greenhouse full of pelagoniums, a field of bearded iris and later when in bloom, another field of Hemerocallis (Day Lilies).

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Garden Wisdom

Elle Decoration have included this short review of 'Garden Wisdom' in their April 2010 issue. You can also read this full review in Gardens Illustrated or purchase a copy online from Amazon.

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