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8 mars 2015 0 Comments

Could new garden furniture give your garden some Zing!

As you know I’m a big fan of Pinterest. Recently as I looked through all the gorgeous photos,  I realised how much some gardens rely on smart furniture to create a focal point or reinforce a colour theme in the garden. What do you think? Could your garden do with a spash of colour instead […]

8 mars 2015 0 Comments

Spring?

At the first few days of good weather thoughts turn to the garden, forgotton through the dark months it’s starting to light up with the first flowers. I hurtled out to mow for the first time but once again I only mowed 90 percent because I just couldn’t bring my self to mow through the […]

20 novembre 2014 0 Comments

He who plants a garden, plants happiness

Greenfrog provide garden coaching services which seem to be getting more and more popular as public interest in « all things green » increases. Its actually my favourite part of my job, working directly on the kitchen table with real people in their gardens because every garden bring new challenges. Our garden advice sessions give: help with […]

10 septembre 2013 0 Comments

Les Composstibilites sont infinis

Combien nous oublions que le recyclage peut être infini. La matière organique de nos jardins, tonte de gazon et tailles, mauvaises herbes et feuilles sont recyclables dans votre compost. A chaque fois que vous faites évacuer de la matière organique de votre jardin dans « la poubelle verte » vous appauvrissez votre sol et votre […]

4 juin 2013 0 Comments

Ever had a mad urge to start a vegetable garden?

Ever had a mad urge to have a vegetable garden?  I watched a TED talk about incredible Edible and I got the bug.  Here’s what I built. I admit its not huge, but taking the turf off was really hard work and took several days. It’s a circular plan which may look odd to some […]

15 mai 2013 1 Comment

La Pépinière Cultidelta

This project, designed and planted by Cultidelta, is an experimental garden with indigenous plants adapted for hot dry climates. I look forward to seeing how the plants manage with no irrigation. Sustainable planting is going to have to be drought resistant

16 janvier 2013 0 Comments

Need some inspiration?

Need some inspiration I find Pinterest is a fantastic source have a quick look at some of the images I’ve collected so far http://pinterest.com/pensad/favorite-places-spaces/

4 septembre 2012 0 Comments

So you really want to reduce the maintenance in your french garden ? part four

Garden maintenance, the war on weeds, call it as you wish it’s never going to go away. Here are my top tips for gradually changing your tactics so that you can spend less time working on your garden and more time enjoying it.   The follow up to part 3 is to say OK now […]

4 septembre 2012 0 Comments

So you really want to reduce the maintenance in your french garden ? part three

Garden maintenance, the war on weeds, call it as you wish it’s never going to go away. Here are my top tips for gradually changing your tactics so that you can spend less time working on your garden and more time enjoying it.   Ok so mowing still takes up a large percentage of your […]

4 septembre 2012 0 Comments

So you want to reduce the maintenance of your « french garden » ? part two

So you really want to reduce the maintenance in your french garden ? Garden maintenance, the war on weeds, call it as you wish it’s never going to go away. Here are my top tips for gradually changing your tactics so that you can spend less time working on your garden and more time enjoying it. […]