Monthly archives: June, 2020

New natural garden – no borders, no lawn

Emma’s garden design practise is increasingly influenced by ongoing ecological and horticultural research to create naturalistic gardens.  Not only are such gardens beautiful and interesting all year, sustainable and beneficial to wildlife, they are less resource intensive and expensive to create and maintain.  However, sourcing, selecting and maintaining the plants which will thrive in such communities



Chiltern Forest Farm wildlife

Working alongside the wildlife to create our organic Chiltern Forage Farm, is generally to our mutual benefit.  Red kites tend to keep their distance while we build ‘dead hedges’ to shelter their prey.  Muntjac favour a dense area protected by a fallen Black Cherry.  Rabbits have yet to feed on the bare root hedging. However