Changing a Landscape.

Starting with an existing landscape is always a challenge..

Before

How do you develop an idea?

Does it just grow on you?

After

I’ve often been asked this seemingly simple question

‘Where do you find your inspiration? ‘ or perhaps it might be

‘ Where do you get your ideas from?’ .

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At first it was from seeing new things and figuring we could apply them to specific projects we were working on, albeit with a different slant, or approach. As we gained more and more knowledge ( experience) we instinctively knew what would work and what would require more thought ( more thought equates to time, experimentation and thus expense) – That’s not to say we didn’t make errors, because we surely did, luckily most times these ‘mistakes’ were of a limited nature, involving us spending more time than we expected.

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I’ve always been happy to let staff experiment as long as there’s a learning process, in which they figure that making the same mistake more than once is avoidable. I’ve also found that the good old notebook and pencil is an invaluable tool, even today, writing information down has saved all manner of accidents from occurring, both financial and construction wise.

The beginnings of a well

Well base

The finished well, using bricks, oak and peg tiles.

Wishing well feature with trellis back drop

Today our emphasis is firmly on simplifying ‘How to ‘ , in particular , with the huge changes to the worlds weather, we’ve been working hard on adapting our patented techniques so that home owners growing their own veggies & herbs in a quick ,efficiently and simply method as possible.

We are also close to enabling an 11 month growing cycle for anyone living in zones 5 and above.

Using well tried & tested, mainly low tech solutions , to achieve this.

Our “Hort Cuisine Kit” will be available soon !

Hort Cuisine Grid
Hort Cuisine Grid

Using our internet radio show & this blog , has enabled us to reach hither too undreamed of audiences across the world – currently we have been listened to or read in 43 countries, so a big thank you to you all for keeping on reading.

Growing Trends a new style of garden Show on www.cravingtalkradio.com
Growing Trends a new style of garden Show on www.grotrends.com

We would love to hear from you – Ann my co – host and I are hoping we can find as many ‘Granny Growers’ as possible and link them to ‘Growing Uppers’ ( our grandchildren ) , so that the knowledge, skills and techniques learned over generations of growing our own food, can be passed down before we all succumb to the mass produced, widely transported, heavily chemically sprayed, produce that has changed our once balanced diets.

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