December 2012



Are we fed up of them all? by Matthew Appleby

December 21, 2012

Are gardens and gardeners being well served by the garden media? Are we fed up of seeing the same old faces, giving us the same old snowdrops every week? Here’s Matthew Appleby’s opinion about it. Happy Christmas, everyone!! Anne Wareham, editor. Matthew Appleby: This piece came about when I read several articles on thinkingardens analysing the RHS […]

Not quite an Award …

December 6, 2012

I sometimes get a bit fed up of the garden world, dedicated as it is to banality and the soporific. Until I remember all the contributors to thinkingardens, who seem to come from and inhabit a different universe. They make this site what it is, which is exciting, innovative and rewarding. And growing in popularity all the […]



Sissinghurst: monochromatic colour schemes, by Abbie Jury

December 6, 2012

“All the same, I cannot help hoping that the great ghostly barn-owl will sweep silently across a pale garden, next summer, in the twilight – the pale garden that I am now planting, under the first flakes of snow.” Vita Sackville-West from ‘In Your Garden’. Not surprising, with such a romantic introduction, that single colour […]