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Primarily this blog is about recording what I do in my own garden to keep it colourful, interesting and in turn attractive and enjoyable throughout the year. It is my refuge and experimental ground for plant association ideas which I often copy or adapt into my clients gardens.
I enjoy many successes and continue to learn and improve from my failures (before I copy them into my client’s gardens). I hope to inspire and guide other gardeners round avoidable stumbling blocks, wanting to experience the satisfaction of creating their own perfected personal slice of paradise on their doorstep, be it a window box, balcony or larger garden.
thinkinGardens seeks to explore:
Rich and Nick began making their own cider in 2008, pilfering apples from anyone with a tree and brewing them in Rich’s garden shed. Four years later they acquired a neglected, overgrown allotment plot strewn with litter and without a patch of bare earth in sight. The first thing to get planted was an apple tree…
This website chronicles their battles with voracious slugs, destructive weeds and unexplained yeast infections as they attempt to produce a fresh vegetable harvest and turn some of the fruits of their labour into alcohol.
This blog is about...
Transatlantic views on garden plants, native plants, invasive plants, books about plants… Plus comment on wildlife, catalog(ue)s, the smartness and the absurdity of plant names, the transatlantic life, fishing, music and more... From Northamptonshire (zone 8) in England and the much icier Pennsylvania (zone 5) in the USA.
Tikorangi is one of the few inter-
(And being in New Zealand, our winter is their summer. Dream on!)
I knew I’d be a landscape designer when I was just a kid.
Growing up in Ohio and Iowa, I got to see my dad and uncles working in agriculture, and I was determined to make my own path.
I started this blog to share my inspiration and knowledge to gardeners everywhere.
I hope by providing guidance, tips and how-