Landscape architecture, garden design, planting design and management - Rowland Byass

Where I'm from (1)

19/10/2012

Stanford Hall across a characteristically open Wolds landscape. The cooling tower plume of the Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station can be seen on the horizon. Where I’m from is the east Midlands. No, not near Birmingham (West Midlands, wholly...

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Where I'm from (1)

Childsplay

19/10/2012

Recently I went to a play staged in a park. It was written by my friend Helena Thompson, and put on by her theatre company, S.P.I.D Productions, who specialise in 'adventerous immersive theatre.'  Not the kind...

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Childsplay

What is good planting design? (3)

02/10/2012

“Putting plants together is like learning to speak. We learn a few individual words, then attempt a phrase, or even a sentence. So it is with planting. First learn the individual plants, their habits, and most...

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What is good planting design? (3)

What is bad planting design? (1)

02/10/2012

Bad planting design is everywhere. Sometimes it's not so much bad planting design, as bad management, or just bad design generally. I'm planning to try to keep a photographic record of some of the most egregious examples...

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What is bad planting design? (1)

What is good planting design? (2)

02/10/2012

 Planting design is about putting plants together in space as well as time. Above: a 'conventional' planting plan, as horticultural planting has been practiced in designed landscapes and gardens for much of the twentieth century (from Hansen...

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What is good planting design? (2)

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