The snow on the ground has turned to ice and there’s a piercing breeze. I have just staggered in with a basket of logs and lit the log-burning stove in the office. Now I am settling down to mull over a rose garden – visions of roses, catmint and penstemons in the summer sunshine fill my mind…
We are often asked whether winter is a quiet time for us. The answer is not at all, as garden designers much of our work is spent in front of the drawing board or computer designing plans and drafting lists of plants or writing building specifications and this carries on regardless of the season.
Also, each garden usually takes months or even years to be completed by the time clients have reflected, contractors have quoted, then been chosen and booked, plants have been sourced and so on.