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    Janice Cripps

    Janice Cripps is a Surbiton-based garden designer. She trained at the prestigious Garden Design School in Bristol and works on private and commercial projects mainly in Surrey and London but also elsewhere in the UK as well as in Northern France.  

    For advice, planting plans, or projects – from concept to completion – visit www.janicecripps.co.uk

Author's Posts

  • Shhhh! Let’s hear it for the barrier method

    Shhhh! Let’s hear it for the barrier method0

    Garden designers are well versed in problem solving, coming up with creative solutions for boggy gardens, dry gardens, too much shade, too much sun, and so on. But what can be done about a noisy garden? In the streets of Surbiton, we have to deal with construction work, sirens, the constant hum of traffic and,

  • These days it’s all about containment

    These days it’s all about containment0

    Nothing gives a lift to a garden like a well-planted container; better, a group of containers, and at this time of year instant impact and colour is what’s needed. Sadly, a pot is not a plant’s natural habitat, so give the precious darlings a sporting chance by following some simple advice. Firstly, choose wisely. Vigorous

  • If you want ‘wow’, embrace the bishop

    If you want ‘wow’, embrace the bishop0

    Take a look at your garden on this late autumn day, and be honest. Is it a place of floral beauty and delight? Does it make your heart soar with its vibrant colour and interest? Or could it be that a few well-chosen flowers would make all the difference? November is not the best time

  • The garden where Charles is king

    The garden where Charles is king0

    I’m at the gate, passport and tickets in hand, phone switched to silent and ready to pass through security. After months of waiting, I’m at the Prince of Wales’ estate at Highgrove and excited to see what he has created on a 15-acre site which was once a chemical dumping ground. The prince has a

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