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Biosecurity – Why Should You Care?

OK, let’s be honest – you probably wouldn’t be instinctively drawn to a headline about biosecurity.  Indeed, I suspect many people don’t really understand what it is (in case you’re wondering, in its broadest sense, it’s “actions taken to prevent … Continue reading

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Obituary – John Brookes MBE 1933-2018

Yesterday saw the passing of one of the greatest influences on contemporary garden design.  This obituary, written by his protégé Duncan Heather, describes some of the key milestones in his remarkable life.  http://garden-design-courses.co.uk/john-brookes-mbe-1933-12018/

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What happens when the Planning Permission process fails…..

Planning Permission is a subject that often evokes a negative reaction – either because of the perceived difficulty in obtaining it, or because it is granted for developments that we consider inappropriate.  Last week the architecture magazine Building Design had … Continue reading

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Earthworms and other friends……..

I have to confess this is something of a digression, as I ponder why one of our plantings from early summer has fared so poorly.  But, as it’s been a while since my last post, I will cut myself a … Continue reading

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Escape To Cornwall

Summer is when most people wake up to what’s going on in their garden, and hence it can be a busy time for garden designers. However, we did manage to escape for a few days to Cornwall. With its sheltered … Continue reading

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