3rd February 2014

Acres and acres of trees I am going to have a few large trees on the garden. I am only now formulating exactly which tree varieties I will be using but there will probably be three or possibly four. However,...

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20th January 2014

We are well into the planning stages. Designs and working drawings need to be tweaked and trees need to be chosen. I make the first of a number of trips to suppliers for the garden. My first trip is to...

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6th January 2014

Back in the office after a lovely break and suddenly it hits me. It is now 2014 so that means that it is now 100 years since the outbreak of World War One which also means that we now...

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23rd December

Sponsors and partnership I am very lucky with my partners and sponsors for the No Man's Land Garden for Chelsea Flower Show. ABF The SoldiersCharity came on the scene first a year ago and together we pulled the whole project...

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9th December 2013

My Grandfather's memoirs going over the top at the Battle of the Somme. Despite the fact that I have already had two trips to the Western Front, the first in December 2012 to look at the landscape and second with...

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25th November 2013

The design concept. The design concept has of course now been completed. The garden is conceptual and promulgates the idea that after four years of fighting again and again over the same land along the 450 miles of Western Front...

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11th November 2013

I can't quite believe it!I am finally in and will be doing my first show garden at Chelsea Flower Show ever in May 2014.It has been a bit of a helter skelter journey though, and at times I never...

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