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Fennel and Fern » Real gardens: Pettifers. Late summer gorgeousness - must get to Pettifers soon.

Narborough Hall -Clive Nichols- as published in Country Life (article:

Architectural Digestfrom Architectural Digest

A New Book Celebrates the Beauty of Contemporary English Gardens

At Waltham Place in Berkshire magnificent horseshoe-shaped hedges made of beech add rhythm to the Long Border. Each is accented by panaches of Stipa arundinacea grass, while connecting beds brashly combine interesting weeds (burdock, bindweed) with somewhat more conventional greenery (buddleia, euphorbia). Flanking the 280-foot-long display are massive yews pruned to resemble clouds.

.Layers of topiary, flowers and green shrubs lining the path leading to the home. Beautiful backdrop of trees and a unique brick wall, giving a sense of gentle enclosure.

The recreated Italian Renaissance stylle Walled Garden at Edzell Castle, Perthshire, Scotland. Topiary balls with rose borders and latin tex...

giardino di emanuela recchi - some clients of mine in the north Cotswolds are building an amphitheatre to stage operatic events in their garden. They are using Dominic Watts' wonderful woven metal-edging to retain the layered seating.