May 2017

RHS Chelsea Notes

Chelsea Show Gardens

Some photos from last week's RHS Chelsea show gardens: the Zoe Ball Listening Garden featured water patterns produced by feeding music into underwater speakers; the Welcome to Yorkshire Garden had waves in the pool created by a bobbing buoy and the Morgan Stanley Garden had...

Moroccan Tiles

Pond Edging

Some interesting edging details from a garden we are working on in the east end of Edinburgh. The Moroccan tiles need sealing to cope with Scottish frosts, but make a lovely border for this pool that will have a statue as a centrepiece. The clay “rope...

Lido Swan, Stenhousemuir

Nesting Swan at The Lido

The female swan at the Lido pool in Stenhousemuir has decided to nest on the bank this year. This means she has no protection at all from passing dogs or people. While I was there today I noticed passers by putting their dogs on the...