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Guardian | the lovely bones

This feature was written for the Guardian

“Every garden should include some plants that die beautifully.” An odd sounding assertion perhaps, but landscape designer Tom Stuart Smith believes death should be designed into our gardens – plant deaths that are graceful and heroic. 786 more words


Guardian | frothy but thriving

This article was originally written for the Guardian

Ruth Yeo is so excited she could explode.  Months of hard work mean a makeover of Battersea Park’s Old English Garden is complete.  974 more words


London: Garden City?

A new report has revealed the scale of garden loss in London.

The pioneering study by London Wildlife Trust, Greenspace Information for Greater London and the Greater London Authority, shows that London’s gardens – which make up nearly a quarter of Greater London – are changing from green to grey. 99 more words


Flower Power - Cheslea 2011

Wow.  My first RHS Chelsea Flower Show.  What a mad event it is.  I saw Ringo Star (no picture evidence, you’ll have to trust me) and contracted my first ever case of hay fever, so sound-tracking the entire experience with whooping sneezes.  463 more words


Up on the roof

This article appears in the spring issue of Lost in London magazine

My Holloway flat is truly tiny.  It’s home sweet home but postage stamp sized.  1,160 more words


A matter of life and death

Imagine a garden dotted with sculptural seed heads and a luscious lawn aglow with fresh white daisies.  Imagine a garden where inanimate objects come to life and where all of nature’s life cycles are celebrated, including death and decay.  972 more words


From dusk til dawn: adventures in the wild night garden

It’s gone midnight and I’m brushing my teeth at my mum’s place in rural south Wales, listening to a group of very noisy frogs.  Peering through the frosted glass of the bathroom window, all I can see is inky darkness but the pond is clearly buzzing with late night life. 933 more words