Monthly archives: May, 2017


A strong design was needed for this highly visible and busy courtyard between the imposing white stucco house and facing Arts & Crafts style artist’s studio.  The lack of architectural harmony and symmetry was offset with the dynamism of the diagonal paving and round table on the paving circle highlighted with the crescent shaped planting.  Once

Lavender plant alternatives

Recent weather extremes, particularly in London and the Home Counties, have meant Lavender tends to perform poorly.  Mild and wet weather often leads to root damage while an early heatwave or late cold winds can limit flowering.  Last summer, the cold spring followed by a sudden heatwave caused some Lavender to be in flower for only a