Garden Design – Considering Hard Landscaping Features

It’s not until you know a garden that you really know a garden, if you understand my meaning. It’s almost a year since I bought my latest house and allowed gardening dreams to expand from the tiny postage stamp plot I’d had in London. My new oasis is one third wider and about three to four times as long; LOTS more planting room. I had grand plans… Continue reading

Three Materials for Hard-Landscaping Your Garden

As plants recede ready for winter and the garden outside begins to fade, one thing that becomes all too apparent is hard-landscaping, or the lack thereof. Plant hoarding is in my nature, so I’m quick to grab new flowers and foliage at a regular rate. Thinking about the ongoing permanent structure of the garden, however, is something I have to constantly remind myself about. I think, partly, it’s because of… Continue reading


I'm Geoff, and I'm a plant hoarder.

Like magpies collect bright shiny things, I can't resist plants. An exquisite flower, soft ferny foliage or a beautiful majestic tree - I love them all!

Here, I'll indulge in all things flora and share my passion. Join me as I develop my garden and hoard more plants without apology.