The Cotswold Meadow is a dream come true for me.
In 2020, I acquired the Meadow and spent considerable time planning and planting the cut flower garden, to make it work in harmony with the rest of the Meadow, which already contains many types of naturally occurring British wildflowers.
The flowers in the cut flower garden (which is safely fenced off from the deer, rabbits and pheasants), are the classic English cottage garden varieties. I have indulged myself in planting my favourite David Austin roses, seeds from fabulous Sarah Raven and always reliable Chiltern Seeds, plus wonderful bulbs from Farmer Gracy.
I am inspired predominantely by the flower planting designs of Clare Nolan, Sarah Raven, Arthur Parkinson and Naomi Slade, to give you an idea of my style. I love loose flowing, naturalistic displays, that can calm and heal, or fabulously outrageous flowers that excite and inspire.
Most important of all to me though, is to grow beautiful scented, locally grown flowers, which are as produced as naturally as possible, to give those buzzy bees and their friends a fighting chance.