A Wassailing Winter!
Debbie

With each year that passes, we have come to appreciate the sculptural and fragile beauty of winter, more and more: The charcoal wash of trees silhouetted against the low light in the sky: The filigree, lace like bare branches, the … Continue reading

From the Fading Light to She-sheds. It’s Nestival Time!
Debbie

With each new year, I come to love and appreciate autumn more and more. In inner cities we do not have a access to to the big open skies, the forests and the hedgerows to usher in the subtle changes … Continue reading

From Hodgson Burnett’s ‘The Secret Garden’ to A Late Summer Night’s Dream…
Debbie

It may now be mid September, but in our heart it is still mid August, and we are in a romantic, languid mood. The reason: three gardens, we are currently designing, which have completely enraptured us. The first, inspired by … Continue reading

From Guerilla Garlands to the Bayleaf and the Ivy, When They Are Fully Grown…
Debbie

We have been having great fun with local schools, libraries and health centre making garlands and wreaths out of gorgeously aromatic bay leaves threaded with ivy and springs of cottoneaster berries, then like all good guerilla gardeners, draping them in … Continue reading

From Secret Gardens to a Luverly Shrubbery
Debbie

Let’s face it, we all love a secret garden! A narrow passage way opening up into a little hidden areas of garden, be it woodland or filled with the promise of early spring colour. A rustic archway veiled with climbers … Continue reading

From Hazel Heaven to Fruit Allees
Debbie

We are in hazel heaven. Next weekend we have been invited by a school in North London to curate a day, along with a crowd of enthusiastic volunteers, to build coppiced hazel structures for their woodland area. We are planning … Continue reading

I Should Sugar and Preserve My Days Like Fruit
Debbie

‘I should sugar and preserve my days like fruit.’ Wrote Sylvia Plath in her poem, ‘Last Words,’ a sentiment we totally agree with. Talking fruit, this month, look around at the abundance. The trees are laden with the best apple … Continue reading

We Win (Ok, Partly Responsible!) for 20% of Camden in Bloom 2015 Awards!
Debbie

Just announced, our Well Beeing Garden, in the Kentish Town Health Centre has won silver award for best community space in Camden. Our Transition Kentish Town Keg, Belsize Beer and Primrose Pint, wins bronze medal for third best community growing … Continue reading

Ponds, Pavlovas and Pop Up Primroses
Debbie

They say that having a wildlife garden without a pond, is like having a theatre without a stage. A sentiment we agree with – save the dramatics! There is no summer sight quite as captivating as dragonflies and their aerobatics, … Continue reading