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Catharine Howard is the Gardening Coach. Contact her for gardening advice and visit www.thegardeningcoach.co.uk for more information.
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March 20, 2013 | Celebrity pin up

WHO?:                       JAMES HITCHMOUGH

WHY?                        Because he brings botanical observation from plant communities in  wild places into experimental and successful planting mixes in UK.  This defeats the drear in public spaces:  take the planting in [...]

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September 1, 2011 | Celebrity pin up

WHO?        Antony Gormley

WHY?        For his exploration of the space that a body occupies.

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October 8, 2010 | Celebrity pin up

WHO?    Martha Schwartz

WHY?    Transforming urban spaces and attitudes to them.

Look out for  Massar Children’s Discovery Centre, Damascus opening 2012.

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September 4, 2010 | Celebrity pin up

WHO?          Carol Klein

WHY?          Artist and plantswoman extraordinaire.

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July 28, 2010 | Celebrity pin up

WHO?          ANTONY GORMLEY

WHY?          Because his installation at White Cube, Mason’s Yard was the coolest thing I saw last month.

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July 2, 2010 | Celebrity pin up

WHO?       THIERRY HUAU

WHY?        This man is behind the rebuilding of Beirut.

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June 1, 2010 | Celebrity pin up

WHO?    BETH CHATTO

WHY?     As Vidal Sassoon was to hairdos so Beth Chatto is to the garden.

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May 2, 2010 | Celebrity pin-up of the Month

WHO?    Richard Mabey

WHY?  Because he has championed our native flora and fauna.  He writes beauttifully and makes me feel shivery with excitement about our British natural history.

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April 25, 2010 | Celebrity pin-up of the Month

WHO?  Dan Pearson

WHY?  Because he is articulate, a  top notch plantsman and  good looking too.  He walks quietly through the landscape and takes what he sees in nature as the inspiration for his garden making.

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