Bryan’s Ground

  One of the most pleasurable things about summer for me is visiting other people’s gardens: another, is lazing around in my own garden. If I am not careful, I can find that the season has slipped by without me making the most of it. So now I make a list in advance. It’s something I would recommend to anyone. …

Le Jardin Plume: Squaring the Circle

  Is there such a thing as a French national garden style? There are certainly some recognisably French garden types; such as the clipped formality of Le Notre, the exuberantly decorative potager, and the regional specificity of the gardens of Normandy or Provence. But can a garden be the epitome of a national psyche? For example, I think the French …

Pierre’s Market Garden: New Wave – Old Ways

  Pierre Mortreux is young, hopeful and very busy. He is part of a new wave of thirty-somethings who are convinced by the view that work is not just a necessary adjunct to the fun stuff but a natural and essential part of a life well lived – and are determined to follow that path. For Pierre, this means working …