Today is World Environment Day but in spite of the fact that we have, in the last two months, achieved unprecedented low levels of pollution and have witnessed a cheering revival in our desire to learn how to live with nature and to garden, I regard the day with mixed feelings. Which is a shame as here in Britain, at least, this year should … Read More In the natural world, no detail is too small
Four weeks and counting spent cooped up in our homes and gardens (if you’re lucky enough to have one) has probably laid bare a nagging flaw or two in the way they function. It has almost certainly also inspired ideas for a more comfortable way of living too. For landscape designers such as Randle Siddeley, creating spaces that suit our lifestyle is at the … Read More Living in paradise?
With no cars on the roads, I’ve decided to switch off my ‘phone’s birdsong alarm as I’ve found that the real thing has become loud enough to wake me at dawn each morning, while the humming of bees has been helping to set my little grey cells working as the insects busy themselves in the eaves above my window. Brimstone and Small Tortoiseshell butterflies … Read More Dancing with butterflies