August 2014

MY FAVOURITE containers, beach-finds, driftwood and potted plants are beginning to look at home again as I gradually find places for them where I think they look ‘right’.

They all came with us from our London garden but an increasingly large number of the strangest, bone-shaped flint stones, old bricks and pieces of broken blue pottery, unearthed here when digging, are now adding to the treasures that need a home.

I’ve always loved this aspect of garden-making – arranging groups of plants or objects by colour, shape or theme to create ‘compositions’ that change with the passing seasons. Derek Jarmen’s garden on the coast of Kent and Christopher Lloyd’s famous porch arrangements at Great Dixter are inspirational examples of this, as are the Zen gardens of Japan.
In my case it’s also a conscience-free way to indulge my magpie instinct whilst leaving the bank balance more or less unchanged!

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