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Batty’s arti-natural Principles

The wonderfully named Batty Langley was a gardener’s son who followed in his fathers footsteps and then turned surveyor, landscape gardener, artificial stone maker, would-be architect and garden designer, as well as prolific author.  Well  he had to do something … Continue reading

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The colour of carrots

Monty Don has done it again. I write a post about scything and lawns and he demonstrates how to do it on The Secret History of the British Garden, then I began writing a post on Eleanor Coade and before I had time … Continue reading

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Artificial Stone 1: the projector, the architect, the thief and the formula

Artificial stone has apparently been around a long time. It wasn’t invented recently  by  jerry builders trying to copy the real thing on the cheap, or even by a prestigious company like Haddonstone, but probably by the Romans. However  not … Continue reading

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