Greening the grey with High Line

Every twenty years or so landscape design puts something truly revolutionary into the public domain.    For instance  The Landschaftspark  in Duisburg-Meiderich, Germany, designed in 1991 by Latz + Partners.  Set in an abandoned  coal and steel production plant, the concept  for this site was to embrace the industrial past and preserve as much of…

Catching the zeitgeist at the Hampton Court Flower Show

To be a visitor at the glossy end of flower shows is akin to watching those cookery programs on the telly.    Inspiring at one level  but at the same  confidence-dissolving  so that the watcher builds a reliance on the guru.  Simply has to rush out and buy their latest recipe book before attempting to…