Category Archive: Design Elements in a Garden

Jones-Lloyd House and Garden Design

January is a fantastic month.  Although a hater of being cold I have always found winter rejuvenating more than inhibiting;  a time of renewal and change. It is a calm moment in the… Continue reading


  Always harsh to reach the end of the summer but exciting to look forward to the plans that can be made over winter. This year has been busy with all sorts of… Continue reading

Wreath Workshop 2013

Come and have some fun. Good old-fashioned cheesy Christmas warbling and carolling in the background while you delve about finding beautiful greenery and bling, whatever you fancy to make a gorgeous wreath. More… Continue reading

Building A Clay Oven

Wild free days in the woods with children making a clay oven. Its the starter version and we are going to get better at it….. Make your forma. Dig out the clay and… Continue reading

A bench with a view

Love to look at benches. Old park benches in memory of those held dear are joyful. Knackered and split. Painted and jolly. Stuck out on their own commanding a mountainous view or nestled… Continue reading

You Want A Show Garden?

Needed a beauty fix. Don’t mean a facial. Drove along the low winding road that edges along the North side of the South Downs. Fuzzy greenery in every shade. Today the majestic Horse Chestnuts… Continue reading

Rustic Chestnut Trellis

Although it remains cold I have had a lovely few days getting things done. I wont list out everything but am very happy with a rustic chestnut pole trellis that we made. Up… Continue reading

RIP my little Snake’s heads

Am a tiny bit sad… There is a lovely house not far from here where I walk a lot. It was on the market and I would indulge in moments of ‘it belongs… Continue reading

Dreaming on

Why on earth should we have something as passé as a bathroom! I used to bath my baby girl in a galvanised tub in the lowering sun in Italy.. there is no plumbed in tub… Continue reading

”Garden design…

”Garden designers do not tend to do a job and then disappear, as an interior designer or architect might. They are in it for the long haul. This means that successful garden designers… Continue reading


It always pays to embrace the season and so at this time of year I could say my heart turns to stone! Of course there is always an inner hanker for a lusty… Continue reading

Weaving The Boundary Line

Love layered hedgerows and never want to see another fence panel in my life! I have discovered there is a National Hedgelaying Society dedicated to ensuring that this craft remains alive and well providing training,… Continue reading

Beautiful Gate

The romance of a gate.

A Proper Wendy House!

A beautiful 1920s wendy house built into the wall of Parham House. Its the prettiest house in miniature. Little rooms, staircase and best of all a proper fireplace. A note there tells you… Continue reading