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Colour Combos

Colour preference is intensely personal for everyone. What one person loves another loathes. If you’re an artist or designer, you will be familiar with the colour wheel and the theory behind complimentary and adjacent colours and how to combine them to create pleasing patterns. In the end what really matters is that you love what

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Flowers

In the Garden this Week

Well this has been a strange spring. We are in the last day of June and I still have paeonies blooming together with roses, a first for me! Normally the paeonies come first with their ephemeral but glorious blooms then I get to enjoy the first wave of roses before the japanese beetles hit! Now

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Gardening

Urban Landscapes

Back in mid April (how time flies…) I went to England to see the glorious woodland bluebells and a sample of the stunning gardens that dot the fair isle. The first few days I spent in London in the up and coming area of Southwark. As I wandered the streets, I noticed the sheer number

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Flowers

Wildflowers of Andalucia

A few years ago I went on a riding vacation in Andalucia, Spain. Although I had no intention of taking flower pictures at the time, the sheer number of wildflowers everywhere was too great a temptation to pass up! So here are the wonderful wildflowers that grow by the roadsides and in the meadows of

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Colourful summer flower combos
Gardening

Summer Colour Combos

Colour and colour combinations are a very personal choice and when clients ask me to do what “I think looks good” because they don’t know, I make sure to get a feel of the colours they like.  I look at their interior colour schemes, deep jewel like tones or pale neutrals and carry that out

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Early Spring Blooms

There’s nothing more cheery for me than when the early spring blossoms burst out of the ground and bring cheery colour to a late winter or early spring day.  even better when the sun is out!  Everyone is familiar with crocuses, the dependable bulbs that come back year after year and feature bright primary colours

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Gardening

Gardens of Sweden – Carl Linnaeus

Back in 2009, I had the privilege of visiting my dearest friend in Sweden and seeing some of the loveliest gardens and historic landscapes in northern Europe.  She lived in Uppsala, the home of the famous “father of taxonomy” Carl Linnaeus.  He first studied at the University of Uppsala and later became a professor and

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Magnificent Magnolias

One tree/shrub that should be in every garden is the magnificent magnolia.  Ranging in size from compact shrubs like M. stellata to large majestic trees like M. grandiflora, there is a magnolia for every size garden. Magnolias have an ancient lineage.  Fossil records show magnolias first came on the scene over 100 million years ago across North America and

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