Notes from a Head Gardener ~ A strange thing happened on the hillside

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Echinacea and Eryngium mingle with gentle grasses attracting hosts of butterflies and bees with their floral rewards. Heaps of visitors to Alnwick Castle Gardens in Northumberland were enjoying the copious floral rewards too, milling and chatting and enjoying their holidays. But a strange thing happened on one hillside. We followed… Read More »Notes from a Head Gardener ~ A strange thing happened on the hillside

Notes from a Head Gardener: a design bible of the moment that deserves to be shouted about ~ 20/11/2018

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The Thoughtful Gardener by Jinny Blom is remarkable in a number of ways. The garden designer’s book showcases the extraordinary gardens that she has created worldwide. Gorgeous, sumptuous gardens that have led her to be named ‘the most romantic, creative person in garden design’ by Piet Oudolf – himself a… Read More »Notes from a Head Gardener: a design bible of the moment that deserves to be shouted about ~ 20/11/2018

Notes from a Head Gardener ~ Hunting Brook Gardens (a surprise multi-generational crowd pleaser)

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It takes a special garden to be a hit with the whole family. Father needs to see a variety of horticultural situations for inspiration to furnish a similar plot, his daughter (this gardener) would like to see innovative planting combinations and unusual plant forms, and his granddaughters require brilliant colour… Read More »Notes from a Head Gardener ~ Hunting Brook Gardens (a surprise multi-generational crowd pleaser)