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meandering thoughts about gardens and life


Reap What You Sow

‘There will be disappointments. The glorious visions that are conjured up when sowing or planting don’t always materialise and the...

Walk on the Wild Side

‘Where the Wild Things Are' was not meant to please everybody – only children. A letter from a seven-year-old boy encourages me to think...

Munificent Mavericks

Gardens that give space to self-sowers have a comfortable, personal feel. These plants fill a gap and are wonderful accessories in our...

Ball Gowns and Barbs

‘The peach gown she'd chosen was the colour of the sunrise, the rippling watered silk seeming to subtly change from rose to pink to...

Colours of the Rainbow - and more

‘But we are running out of colours,’ said Mr. Violet, intervening. ‘That cannot be the case,’ said Mr. White. ‘There is an infinite...

Moments to Remember

Nothing is permanently perfect. But there are perfect moments and the will to choose what will bring about more perfect moments Mary...

Yew Are So Beautiful

The most urgent thing to do was to plant hedges. We were extravagant over this, and planted yew, and have never regretted it. Everybody...

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

So, the small things came into their own: small acts of helping others, if one could; small ways of making one's own life better: acts of...

Return to the Garden

I wish it need not have happened in my time' said Frodo. 'So do I' said Gandalf, 'and so do all who live to see such times. But that is...

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Anne is a professional, award-winning garden & landscape designer.


She is a Registered Designer with:

 - Society of Garden Designers (MSGD)

 - British Association of Landscape Industries (MBALI)

She is also:

 - a Chartered Member of the Institute of Horticulture (CMIHort)

 - a Licentiate Member of the Landscape Institute

 - a Member of the Garden Media Guild

Anne has a passion for gardens, landscapes and greening urban spaces.

She also loves her family, friends, Cornwall and Fidel the Springador

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