Posted in May 2009

The Demise of the Front Garden

The Demise of the Front Garden

As a garden designer, I am becoming increasingly aware of the demise of our front gardens. It seems that the car takes priority over the green space and where I live in Hitchin is no exception to this growing trend. Many people now own more than one car and need to pave or concrete their … Continue reading

Sowing Seeds

Sowing Seeds

This is a busy time of year for growing all the summer vegetables for the allotment. As well as the usual tomatoes, runner beans and courgettes, we also grow cucumbers and pak choi in our coldframe. I think it’s fun to experiment and grow a few new vegetables each year, it enables you to gauge … Continue reading

Garden Design Ideas

A willow dome or wigwam is a fun, living feature that can be incorporated in any family garden design. They are available to buy in kit form and will provide hours of fun for the children to play in. Because willow is a natural material it blends effortlessly with the rest of the garden too. … Continue reading