February 2014



Try formality? by Susan Cohan

February 24, 2014

Our last piece was by Michael King and suggested that the New Perennial or Naturalistic style was getting everywhere and being used insensitively. Susan Cohan goes slightly further than that and dares to express an admiration for formality; indeed, four hundred year old formality. Interesting? Anne Wareham, editor Susan Cohan: I’m taking sides with Andre […]

It’s Everywhere – Michael King on Naturalistic Planting.

February 21, 2014

Michael King has just stirred things up again by publishing a post on his blog suggesting we may be finding naturalistic planting a little ubiquitous. Is it all getting a bit samey? (Is the classic herbaceous border a bit samey too, though?) And are naturalistic schemes in danger of simply replicating themselves – planting by […]



Be critical! by Tristan Gregory

February 10, 2014

I have had no difficulty getting reviewers of books or magazines for thinkingardens, but people are still backward in coming forward with garden reviews. We need them. Tristan suggests why and how… I hope it will encourage you to send them piling in…. Anne Wareham, editor PS I realise this sounds a little ungracious towards […]

Thinkingardens supper, February 2014

February 6, 2014

Just a short note to thank everyone who braved the tube strike and the pouring rain to come to the thinkingardens supper: what a turn out! And special thank you’s to Lucy Masters, who did all the hard work and organisation brilliantly, and to Chris Young for being such a good chair. Xx We had […]