1. Category Archive: Green Fingers

  1. Roger’s Diary

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    Great Landscaping – Great Lunch! I visited one of our previous projects the other day – the Greyfriars Tower in Kings Lynn. This ancient site was a massively interesting project combining the thirteenth century tower of the Franciscan friary and the more modern Edwardian war memorial gardens. This project meant almost entirely re-building the historic …Read More

  2. Summer hangs on by stem

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    This summer seems to have gone by so quickly – and now I look out in my garden and everything is starting to look worn out and old  - but look more closely and some plants are doing all they can to keep going -  the sweet peas are fighting for their last few  buds to open, the …Read More

  3. Roger’s Diary Update…

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    Just a few things about this garden’s potential to be adapted to personal taste and cultures and developed for entertaining guests. The covered pergola in the corner could be replaced by a Bedouin tent, a North American sweat lodge or a Russian banya and many more variations. My son recently married a Russian girl and I …Read More

  4. Roger’s Diary

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    What a Team!!! Initially the Sandringham flower show committee had the confidence to ask us to design and build the showcase garden in the Royal Marquee. This is the garden that HRH The Prince of Wales visits on on his walk round of the show and is judged separately from the other show gardens on site. We also …Read More

  5. Our Sandringham Flower Show Diary

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    We got there! The garden got finished in time!! After 2 weeks of blood, sweat and nervous breakdowns – it was completed!! But bloomin’ heck it was hard work! No time for frivolity or messing about this time – it was just solid work from dawn to dusk! The lads worked their socks off (literally) …Read More

  6. Our Sandringham Flower Show Diary

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    Day…. something I have been painting – alot! Everyone is being busy little bees and yet still we are behind schedule – our damn concrete won’t dry!! We have now brought in the big guns and out of sheer desperation hired an industrial heater to see if that will help. The lengths we will go …Read More

  7. Our Sandringham Flower Show Diary

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    Day 6.. (I think) Hello! We have had wind trouble the last couple of days!! Not us personally but the Marquee - it all started Thursday afternoon – out of nowhere the wind got up and would not leave us alone! The poor marquee suffered the most and had to have emergency re-inforcements – thankfully it …Read More

  8. Our Sandringham Flower Show Diary

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    Day 3 The marquee has gone up today!! It’s one of those traditional ones and I must say it was quite impressive to watch. An army of workmen arrived on site and worked like a well oiled machine for the whole morning putting it up. All we could do was nervously watch – keeping our beady …Read More

  9. Sandringham Flower Show Diary

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    Day 1 ‘Day wun in the Giles Landscapes garden ‘ There is a very big hole!! That’s all I can say – today we have mostly been digging a hole!! The site unfortunately is on a rather steep slope (well actually its not that steep – it just looks it when you desperately want a flat site) so …Read More