Apple tree pruning

Pruning apple trees in the winter encourages new growth and increased yield in the coming season. By removing the current seasons growth you also allow light into the canopy and allow air to circulate through the canopy. This process will help to create optimum conditions for a healthy fruiting tree when done on an annualContinue reading “Apple tree pruning”

Inspiration from Japan

Time spent working and traveling in Japan opened my eyes to a new way of using plants in gardens and landscapes. The Japanese have a long association with gardens especially in relation to belief and religion. The use of plants, predominantly evergreen trees and shrubs in association with rock and water brings the wider landscapeContinue reading “Inspiration from Japan”

Inspiration from France

Our inspiration comes from many places. Often from our own experiences, often from other people and sometimes from places we have never been. Les Jardins de Marqueyssac in the Dordogne, FranceĀ is one of these place. Somewhere I have wanted to visit for a while now and definitely on my list. The creative use of clippedContinue reading “Inspiration from France”