How to create an indoor – outdoor living space

We all love getting outdoors on those balmy summer days and chilling out with a glass of wine as the sausages sizzle on the barbecue on the sun-drenched patio. However Scottish summers can be all too fleeting. How good would it be to enjoy the outdoors, without getting soaked to the skin, hypothermia or your [...]

By |2019-02-11T17:22:40+00:00December 4th, 2017|Updates|Comments Off on How to create an indoor – outdoor living space

10 reasons to plant a blossom tree in your garden

  We have just wound our clocks forward for spring and can shake off that duvet we have been hibernating under. Fling open the shutters and breathe the fresh air. Enjoy the vibrant world springing back to life. At last we can enjoy those long light evenings! Spring is also the start of the Japanese [...]

By |2018-11-12T18:01:35+00:00March 30th, 2017|Updates|Comments Off on 10 reasons to plant a blossom tree in your garden

Garden Inspiration from the Netherlands

Mien Ruys Garden Earlier this month, a group of us garden designers had a sneaky trip to the Netherlands to visit Mien Ruys garden for a bit of garden design inspiration. Mien Ruys was an exceptional and inspirational garden designer and she is a true icon of mine. She studied garden architecture in Berlin in the 1920s [...]

By |2019-02-14T18:41:35+00:00August 26th, 2016|Garden Design|0 Comments

RHS Hampton Court – take aways

I spent an inspiring day last week wondering round the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show. The show gardens were jam-packed with landscaping ideas, sublime planting schemes and new plants. These garden ideas can easily be taken home and used in our own gardens. The Red Thread Garden First of all, wondering through the Conceptual Gardens, [...]

By |2018-11-12T16:45:42+00:00July 14th, 2016|Garden Design|0 Comments

Creating the Bones of a Winter Garden

Is your garden looking drab and uninspiring at the moment? You may have planned it over the summer months while outside enjoying the sunshine. If you can make your garden look good in winter, it is likely to look great throughout the year. Here are 5 tips for creating a garden that looks good - [...]

By |2018-11-12T16:52:01+00:00February 26th, 2016|Garden Design|0 Comments

How green is your garden?

Last week green issues were making headline news. The nations of the world  put their heads together at the climate change summit in Paris. They were attempting to come up with green initiatives for curbing carbon emissions and tackling global warming. Closer to home, we witnessed some of the effects of climate change. Storm Desmond [...]

By |2018-11-12T17:36:44+00:00December 17th, 2015|Garden|0 Comments

Gardens that evoke a sense of spirituality

I would say that the most memorable gardens I have visited are ones that evoke a real sense of spirituality. It is hard to put a finger on how the garden makers have achieved this. It doesn’t seem to bare any relation to the price of the materials used in creating the garden. One of [...]

By |2019-02-12T17:56:16+00:00October 5th, 2015|Garden Design|0 Comments

I never promised you a rose garden

A couple of years ago I created a rose garden in a cemetery in central Edinburgh. As a result, this has fired up a passion for these enchanting shrubs that my grandmother always adored. She had a beautiful English country garden where she and my grandfather introduced me to a few of their favourites back [...]

By |2019-02-15T17:56:34+00:00August 6th, 2015|Garden|0 Comments

A garden lover’s tour of Norway

Norway has been high on my wish list of places to visit for some years now. is renowned for it's spectacular landscapes, with it's mountains and fjords, reindeers and trolls. Firstly, we started our trip in Oslo. Our Airbnb flat was in the achingly trendy and alternative suburb of Grunerlokka. It was a great place for [...]

By |2018-11-12T17:42:37+00:00July 30th, 2015|Garden|0 Comments