All posts tagged Rupert Keys

Lovely pleached hedging

The Cotswolds, Ready Hedge and a breakdown

Wednesday 11th April, 2012

Today I met with my lovely friend Katie Guillebaud and her husband Alex in Taddington.  The drive there was so breathtaking, I had forgotten how beautiful the Cotswolds are.  They live at Taddington Manor where Alex runs Architectural Heritage who provide absolutely stunning period and reproduction garden ornament.

Katie is a fantastic garden designer and I wanted to pick her brains as she has loads of show garden experience at Chelsea. She gave me tons of advice over lunch, particularly about planting. When I left she filled my car boot with Miscanthus and Sanguisorba menziesii… a garden designer’s party bag!

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Brainstorming with Rupert, something about stone, and inspiration in the pub

Tuesday 10th April, 2012

Had a great meeting with Rupert from Keyscape in Pershore. Rupert is knowledgable and helpful. He’s had lots of experience building show gardens and got really stuck into bouncing around design ideas. He is also going to take me to meet Simon at Ready Hedge tomorrow to look at options for the boundary.

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