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p1010748Its not just size that matters – Space matters in Japan .Finding that luxury of an inch  is precious, so making that every inch count in gardening terms is crucial. And so it is with squeezing your green spaces into an urban environment.

p1000632Looking for a leaf- squeeze it in a brick-thick slither of ground next to your front door.But it has to compete with all the other paraphernalia of life at the same time.

p1000690Looking for that green gasp of texture – shoehorn it into a pot or container artfully cramped on the threshold.There is rare beauty captured in a second.

p1020166Collections of pots seems to work as well to build up a range of textures and variations on a theme – very much a theme of -green.

p1000651And there is of course the very essence of the thing which is all about control and discipline.An ikebana of a paring down to what is essential and what can be taken away until all you can see is the chosen plant or planting. The bare essentials of a garden.

p1010298I admit I feel like I am in a bit of a strait jacket here in this place.Straining against the constraint .Japan – This place of extreme control.I long for our wide open space of Sussex Prairies. I yearn for that voluptuous exuberance of planting again .. oh for that luxury of space.

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When autumn comes a calling with her auburn locks all touseled and our grasses are whipping like witches ,the rare shafts of sunlight are magical indeed and to see them refracted through coloured glass like  jewels and rare diamonds is a pleasure indeed . So Paul and I are very pleased to welcome  Louise Durham  to our garden with her dynamic stained glass  driftwood sculptures.

Come and see how  beautiful they look in the garden catching the last rays of the sun shine as it hollers through the grasses as the sun drops at the end of the day. Even during these sunny autumnal peaceful days the light catches the rainbow colours and boundless colours shimmer across the heleniums and asters. Real magical gem stone bling !

Lousie’s work can be seen in our garden right up until our last open day on 14th October 2012. Her website is www.louisevdurham.com.

some how I think we are going to find that illusive pot of gold at the end of the rainbow !

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