Timber Specification for Landscape Design

Timber Specification: Understanding  Quality and Strength The proper timber specification is very important as it's a natural material and therefore its quality varies considerably.  Defects can include knots and shakes (splits down the grain), twist, etc.  Softwood joinery is classified into [...]

How to Best Use Stone In The Garden

Some thoughts to consider about the use of stone in the garden as ornament or feature.  Many of us are so used to living with brick and concrete all around us that we rarely have the opportunity, or the time to think about, study and appreciate natural stone in the garden. Nothing beats its beauty, [...]

Inspiration Overload

At the end of May, the wondrous, bizarre, inspirational and manic theatre of The Chelsea Flower Show again unveiled garden design inspiration for the delight of millions, worldwide. Probably the most influential horticultural show on the planet, Chelsea is an event on a par with and maybe surpassing [...]

Garden Paths, Desire Lines & Routes of Flow

A garden path should lead you to somewhere and/or away from somewhere. This may appear to state the obvious. But in the context of a garden space, the notion of a path becomes infinitely more complex as function and aesthetics interact. The traditional garden path was straight, narrow and uncompromising [...]
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