Sustainable working when building a garden

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The term sustainable has been added so much to so many things which are only slightly, if at all, better than other products available that it lacks much meaning. For me the idea which makes most sense is that something needs to last at least as long as it takes to produce it…Read more

Why does my Handkerchief Tree not flower?

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On Saturday I was a member of the panel at the Unusual Plant Fayre which takes place annually at Gilbert Whites former residence, in Selbourne. If you haven’t been it’s well worth a visit to see both the house and gardens. Most unusually for me I only bought one plant! There were plenty there which I would have liked though but I’m going for quality over quantity in my home garden…Read more…

What is the difference between a Landscaper and a Garden Designer?

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Recently on the Ken Bruce BBC Radio 2 show, they have been joking about trades and how they describe themselves. It started with;

Q. “What’s the difference between a Gardener and a Landscape Gardener?”

A. “About £15 an hour!”

That’s probably a reasonable estimate in terms of charges, but if you are lucky enough to find a good gardener…Read more