Posted by on May 20, 2014 in Blog, Slider | 0 Comments

Could not pass up the chance of a freebie ticket to the Matisse cut out exhibition. Only managed a  flying visit before the Illustrated Garden talk with Dan Pearson, Fergus Garret and Anna Pavord. No photos allowed at the Tate so I am going back armed with my

phase two…..

Posted by on May 19, 2014 in Blog, Slider | 0 Comments
GDPT,FT and LA FT 2014

I am a very lucky person, I have had a brilliant 4 years, ups and downs included, met some really great people and feel very very proud of what I have achieved, just got the interview and I am done. Off to Royal Geographic tomorrow for a Fergus Garrett/Dan Pearson

Out of the chaos…….

Posted by on May 16, 2014 in Blog, Slider | 0 Comments

My workspace……and my work….….how is it even  possible I have nearly completed this degree…… ‘Life is nothing without a little chaos to make it interesting.’ Amelia Atwater-Rhodes


Posted by on May 2, 2014 in Blog, Slider | 0 Comments

In a bit of a zombie state since Monday. Tuesday was a write off and I spent on Wednesday and Thursday making my 1:200 model… is as much as I can do….I don’t know why I am finding progress slow. I really need to pull my finger out and regain

Reality check

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in Blog, Slider | 0 Comments

I have a job interview on 12 May for a Stakeholder and Engagement manager in the Central London Enforcement office…..difficult as these last few weeks have been I do NOT want to go back to my old life. I want to move forward in the garden design world…..I

1:34 a.m.

Posted by on Apr 27, 2014 in Blog, Slider | 0 Comments
sun through trees

Sometimes when inspiration is needed it comes from the most unexpected places. Ian took this picture of Box Hill today …..absolutely stunning…..        

Enough said,rant over…..

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in Blog, Slider | 0 Comments
closeup of straws

For the sake of my health I have been forcing myself to go for a stompy walk every day up the hill and halfway to the airfield, its only an hour but it clears my head and stops the rising panic that should it overwhelm me would stop me dead in my tracks and progress

Planting plans and all that stuff

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in Blog, Slider | 0 Comments

Just gone 2.30 a.m, and  I have been sat at the dining room table all friggin day. Determined to finish my hugely complicated 1 : 50 planting plan. Whether I get to the end of this palaver is debatable at this stage but I swear I could not work any harder,


Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in Blog, Slider | 0 Comments

Mmmm, am thinking my planting plan is looking rather festive, if all else fails I may go in to Christmas card production. Went to the Tower today to print, felt totally intimidated by all the techy auto cad  photo realistic stuff being produced. My stuff looked

Warning shot across the bows

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014 in Blog, Slider | 0 Comments

The allotment police finally got me today, I have had a strike one letter, ‘a warning shot across the bows’, their words not mine. I had to go down there this morning with Ian  to weed,dig and  strum….not strum…STRIM….but actually