You might think that garden designers spend most of their time actually in gardens, which often turns out not to be the case. Every day in a garden yes, but a good deal of time is spent in our offices.
My only lasting New Year resolution (!) was to have flowers on my desk every day of the year. I’m talking real flowers fresh from my garden (or Rose’s!) – not 24-7 heated and illuminated, sprayed and fertilised, jet lag weary, air-con frazzled frights that are ubiquitously offered.
I’m looking now at today’s merry medley posie that my daughter helped me find – Vinca major, Geranium phaeum ‘Album’, cowslip, aquilegia, leaves of Alchemilla mollis and a pigeon feather. Gorgeous.