Author Archives: robert249

About robert249

Gardener and plants-man, former estate head gardener. Plant and botanical illustrator, but just love working in gardens and in the landscape. Enjoy practical 'hands on' gardening and confronting new challenges.

Gardening with Nature and with the Wild

Working with SSSI sites (Sites of Special Scientific Interest) All the images show a SSSI Alder-Carr woodland that formed an extensive boundary to an estate property that I designed and managed. This was an important landscape not only for the … Continue reading

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Home Grown Year Round

  I was talking with someone the other day who happened to mention that the trouble with gardening to produce food was that the garden was always a mess.   I’m not altogether sure what his garden looked like.  I … Continue reading

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One Aspect of my Work

Planning and Design I have always combined my garden work with art. Painting gardens, landscapes, plants and wildlife has long held a fascination for me and brought a strength to my work in the garden on both a practical and … Continue reading

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Past projects and landscapes 1.

Pond, lake edge and wetland fringe A pond edge and wetland landscape that comprises part of an extensive four acre garden. I was head gardener at this estate located in the West Midlands for a number of years. This image … Continue reading

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Alpine garden and raised bed

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