Posted: 27/05/2014 at 12:36
Balance is the most important thing for me. In everything. I'll tolerate some things but not others. I like grass, hedges and boundaries in general, to be neat. I like geometry and symmetry, but I also like a sharply outlined bed with some softer planting in it. I like giving plants the room to grow to their full potential, but if it means lots of bare ground round them, I'll fill temporarily or mulch well. When you're busy you have to prioritise.
I spent many years producing horses and ponies for the show ring so that's where it comes from. The Devil's in the detail.