My idea for the garden is for it to be an edible one. As an avid Gardener’s World watcher, I watch anything Monty presents – and I have a dog-crush on Nigel. He did a series called Big Dreams Small Spaces, and one of the families really inspired me. Monty wasn’t convinced about growing things in “clumps”, but I totally got what the mum had pictured in her head.
A little later, I discovered Alys Fowler. I believe she was part of the Gardener’s World crew and currently has a blog and writes for the Guardian as well as other magazines and websites. Inspired by her programme The Edible Garden, I bought a couple of her books and I am using them as my inspiration for companion planting when the weather is nicer!
(Edit: the video I originally posted has since been taken down. Here is a link for a video of Alys Fowler for you to check out)
I used to think that a Kitchen Garden is what I wanted. I like the sound of it, but I think they have more structure than I care for. Alys Fowler’s plan is very appealing to me. And for some reason it makes me think of Beatrix Potter -whose gardening book/diary I also own.