Oh dear…

It seems I am utterly woefully terrible at updating this blog – the last post was in 2017! However, I’m going to make a concerted effort to update it a bit more regularly with useful things, informative things and fun things. I’ve been doing a lot of teaching recently, so I will add a section to cover that, and also have some fab projects to add.

Great SketchUp tip!

I’ve spent most of the day battling with a SketchUp model – all urves and gently sloping banks. Looks great very challenging. I came across this great tip on how to select edges using the eraser tool – very quick and convenient when compared to clicking every line separately.

Choose the eraser tool, and start dragging along the edges you want to select. Done? WAIT!! Don’t release that mouse button yet! Right click any of the edges you selected (while still holding down the left mouse button [and make sure you’re right clicking an edge, not a face]). The context menu will pop up. Move the mouse away from the menu, and you can now saftely release the left mouse button. Press Esc to close the context menu and…Volia! Your edges are still selected!

Found on the Sketchucation forums by user Justry.

CED continue to support Perennial

RHS Chelsea 2014 Perennial -Yellow Quartz Paddlestones in Gabion Inspiration Cages, Cornish SGG Imperial Setts Cedagravel filled with SGG 14mm -  (142)

It’s great to read that CED, are continuing their support for this fantastic charity by sponsoring Party For Perennial, their annual fundraising party held at Kensington Roof Gardens in January. They provided all the hard materials for the Perennial RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014 garden I project managed and provided more than a bit of technical, logistical and practical support. Can’t wait for the event!

The best birthday present ever!


It’s my birthday today, and I think I just got the present that can’t be beaten from one of my clients. Grinning to myself now! Instilling confidence in people is something that I see as a part of my job – it’s not just about sitting on a computer, making phone calls and organising things but making sure that my clients are empowered to do their job too.

Safety wear

Today I’m planting up two gardens for the show homes at the new development by London Square in Fulham, which have been designed by Jo Thompson. The site is huge and requires “three point” safety wear – head, high-vis jacket and steel toe cap boots. It’s my first time of being in very hot weather with short hair, and whilst the breeze over my neck is good, the fact it leaves it exposed to potentially burn to a crisp isn’t so much, so a long-sleeved t-shirt was employed to offer a bit more protection than the SPF20 could on its own!