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21 Sep 2021
Event

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    I am delighted to have partnered with Boodles at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show to create The Boodles Secret Garden, inspired by the well-loved children’s story by Frances Hodgson- Burnett, it is a …

Press

Suffolk Magazine – September 2021

    Thanks to The Suffolk Magazine and Jayne Lindill for this article about me, my gardens and The Boodles Secret Garden which I have designed for this year’s Chelsea Flower Show to open 21st-26th …

Blog

Bulb planting in meadows

The soil at Mansard House is far too fertile for the traditional wildflower meadow. Owing to the fact that we are on alluvial flood plain; essentially silty loam. I have managed it as a wildflower …

12 May 2021
Event

Garden Masterclass – Planting in a damp woodland

So delighted to be talking this week on a Garden Masterclass online about PLANTING IN A DAMP WOODLAND – Wednesday 12th May 18.00-19.00. Garden Masterclass is place to learn and share experience and knowledge in …

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Hawkedon by Hoblyn – Essential Magazine 01/21

A Victorian Gothic style, former rectory, of the late 1850’s, which sits magnificently in the rolling landscape of rural Suffolk and overlooks unhindered arable land lined with ancient oaks. The new owners were keen to …

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Cambridge Garden Design

There is one big hurdle to overcome when designing a garden in the city of Cambridge in that it is the driest city in the UK. Combined with rain shadow and global warming, Cambridge is …

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Rewilding at Mansard House

It’s at this time of year that our rewilded part of the garden really comes into its own. When I say rewilded, it’s not on a Knepp scale with herds of marauding beasts roaming over …