October 27, 2013

A blog for Autumn

I have always loved autumn.  It is my favourite season and when, 25+ years ago my sister announced she was emigrating to the southern hemisphere I couldn’t help but think:  How could she miss out on all those British autumns!  It didn’t bear contemplating!  Some years later, whilst work took me frequently to America, I…

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October 8, 2013

Liz Ackerley of Poppyhead Consultancy is the Grand Designs Live Garden Designer of the year Oct 2013 with her winning garden: The Gourmet Retreat

I have now returned from the NEC and Grand Designs Live having won the title: Garden Designer of the Year!  It has been a bit of a roller coaster journey and I am thrilled, following 5 weeks of preparation after shortlisting at the end of August, to be awarded the title.  After all the pre-work,…

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October 2, 2013

Day 2 of the build of my Gourmet Retreat Grand Designs Live show garden

Day 2 of a 3 day build is, as I have found today, a bit of a middle ground pressure.  You don’t have the oomph of the start on site to  drive you forward but you do have the stress of knowing you only have one day left!  The other thing about today has been…

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Filed under: Garden Design Cheshire & Manchester — Liz @ 9:55 pm
October 1, 2013

Day 1 of the build of my Gourmet Retreat Grand Designs Live show garden

The first day of the build is complete – its been quite a day!  First of all I’d like to thank everyone for all their well wishes yesterday and today-it is much appreciated and I feel very lucky to have such support.   It was an early start to the day:  4.45 from Manchester for…

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