Large Leaves

Bold, green and sculptural. There are many large leaved plants I love working with. Specially in smaller spaces they might be all that is needed to create a lush atmosphere. The images are the leaves of Tetrapanax papyrifera, Catalpa bignonioides ‘Aurea’, Pauwlownia tomentosa, Gunnera manicata, Trachycarpus fortunei (Chusen Palm) and Musa basjoo (Japanese Banana). It’s […]

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Designing Ahead

To design with plants you have to work with how they look throughout the year. I love the seed heads and contrasting textures that only become visible in late summer and authumn. The images are of Echinacea purpurea, Angelica, Alchillea millefolium and Phlomis. All plants that do well on the sandy soil of the downs. […]

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