November 2010



Letter from America revisited

November 17, 2010

‘We might say something is ‘crap’ to a friend who understands our reference points, but it isn’t an adequate critical comment. You have to define your parameters for critical discussion, not doing so limits potential response. It becomes yes it is/no it is isn’t…..’

Alan Titchmarsh’s Garden Secrets: review

November 12, 2010

“Why do they have to turn everything into a banal makeover program? ‘…Oh yes – I’ll have a trompe l’oeil window in my hedge’.”



The practicalities of making a garden by Mary Keen

November 8, 2010

“Like painters, gardeners select, discard and re-arrange. Like them, we are making something that needs vision and patience and skill. We bring out what lies under the surface….”

Aspiring for excellence: Elevating the bar for Landscape Designers

November 1, 2010

“It happens all the time and quite frankly it lowers the bar :…”