Rock-garden maestro Peter Berg regards each stone as an instrument with its own song to sing, and in this steeply sloping garden in Luxembourg he orchestrates those rocks with a chorus of plants in magnificent harmony.
Domestic hedges are more than just dividing lines;they can be ornamental in their own right. James Alexander-Sinclair considers the options, depending on your taste and situation.
When is a vegetable garden not a vegetable garden? When it’s a potager of course. But does the distinction come down to anything more than pretension or French good taste?
Whether it crosses a grand lake or moat, or simply links two paths across a border, a bridge can make a stylish statement and persuade busy gardeners to pause and enjoy the view.
From a perfectly executed slice of landscape to the contrast between big rocks and small alpine plants, James Alexander-Sinclair delights in rockeries.
Nothing beats the romance of a beautiful meadow, as countless poets, scriptwriters and even chocolate manufacturers will testify. But it’s notoriously difficult to create one yourself.
There’s an organic garden in Oxfordshire that James Alexander-Sinclair doesn’t want anyone to know about. But he’ll let you into the secret, provided you don’t tell a soul.
Julian and Isabel Bannerman might be the most unfamous famous garden designers in Britain.
Why waste precious gardening space with roofing felt and asphalt? James Alexander-Sinclair examines the pleasures and pitfalls of topping part of your home with a green roof.
Historically steel has not been widely used in gardens, but, argues James Alexander-Sinclair, the contrast of the man-made against the natural can work surprisingly well.
Never before in its eventful history has Chenies Manor had an owner with the drive and passion to do justice to its gardens.
Why leave all the fun of tree houses to children? James Alexander-Sinclair has never lost the urge to sleep among the branches and finds some tempting designs.
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