Design

Be careful what you ask for

Back when I was an engineer working on construction sites, I always hoped that we would come across an exciting archaeological find when the foundations were being dug – Roman remains, perhaps, or a buried stash of gold coins. Disastrous for the project programme, I know, but it would have been fun. Anyway, today I had my own little archaeological… Read more →

Mud, mud, glorious mud…

I am covered in mud. My tools are covered in mud. My boots have so much mud on them that the soles are an inch thicker than usual. I have spent most of the past week planting in the rain – 650 plants in three days! (There were three of us doing it, I hasten to add – I’m not… Read more →

Healing gardens

I have been working on a planting design for a small courtyard area which is part of an obstetrician/gynaecologist’s consulting rooms, and this seemed like a good opportunity to do some research into colours and their effects on health. While I would certainly go along with the notion that colour can influence mood, it seems that colour therapy is still… Read more →