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Great Dixter is one of my favourite places in the world.  Has been for nearly 30 years.  I’ve been deliriously happy there and horribly stressed.  In that house and garden I’ve experienced high affirmation and crippling self doubt.  My months there were amongst the richest in my life.  Check out the video of Ash and […]
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Michael McCoy by Ash Knop - 2w ago

It’s completely baffling to me how English, American (and, frankly, therefore Australian) gardeners and designers have remained profoundly ignorant of the rigorous research being carried out in Germany, focussing on ecologically responsible perennial planting. A lot of it has occurred at Weihenstephan, just outside of Munich. Check out this ten minute video of my first […]
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Watch as the German Landscape Architect Bettina Jaugstetter reframes my thinking about successional planting. I go on about what Christopher Lloyd taught me, then Bettina, having listened attentively, gently offers an alternative approach. Then she rattles my assumptions about irrigation. THEN, once I think I’ve caught up, she further rattles the new position I’ve only […]
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I’m set up for the dry.  The only water available is from our tanks, and we really only have enough for the house. For this reason, I don’t grow vegetables over the summer, and the ornamental garden is designed and planted  to survive without supplementary water. I’m set up for the dry.  The only water […]
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I don’t think there are many plants that make me go weak at the knees.  I wish there were more. It’s plantings that are more likely to do if for me – great combinations of plants, bouncing off each other in such a way that all members of the troupe are glorified by the company. […]
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Michael McCoy by Michael Mccoy - 5M ago

It’s stupid how long I’ve wanted the rose named ‘Graham Thomas’. I don’t grow roses, as a rule.  I’ve no patience or tolerance trying to integrate them into the largely perennial planting that suits me best.   But last winter, my wife appropriated a bit of land near the clothesline, and decided that she’d put […]
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Michael McCoy by Michael Mccoy - 6M ago

The Beth Chatto Symposium, organised to celebrate Beth’s 95th year, and the 40th anniversary of the publication of Beth’s first book The Dry Garden included a garden party which, as if channelling Beth herself (who passed away in May this year) was wonderfully generous, warm and inclusive. It has been a crazily hot and dry […]
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Michael McCoy by Michael Mccoy - 6M ago

It’s exactly half my life since I lived and worked with Christopher Lloyd at Great Dixter.  I returned yesterday – a rich, life-giving and pretty emotional moment.  Watch the video here
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Michael McCoy by Michael Mccoy - 6M ago

One way or another, I’ve managed to see ‘Five Seasons’ three times.  Once as an online ‘review’ copy, and twice at the cinema. Firstly, I’ve just got to say how amazing it is to live in a day when it’s even possible that such a film could exist.  The Times They Are a’Changin’, and the […]
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