Summer’s here

And it seems quite definite…certainly here in Gullane, the beach is buzzing, everyone here is golf mad anyway, but now that we are hosting the British Open – like NOW – that has upped a notch and some…

We are all enjoying our gardens, it really is heavenly sitting out here, because it honestly never gets too hot, we always have a sea breeze and let’s face it, you can just jump in the sea if it does get unbearable.

I wanted to show off a coastal style garden in this weather, designed by a friend of mine, Gillian Polley. An Edinburgh based garden designer, imaginative, distinctive, creative and reliable…definitely someone to call on should you need some help.

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This garden designed by Gillian ticks so many boxes for me: she has salvaged an ugly old garage, creating a beautiful seating area; it is a sociable space, great for entertaining, but tranquil too, should you find yourself with time on your hands. I love the light heathery palette and her reliance on texture to add interest. She has created a beautiful framework on which the happy owners can work on themselves for years to come.

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