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RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2012 ….in the rain…

Back from this year’s Hampton Court Flower Show – and have just about dried out!  I went on the Friday, the penultimate day of the show, and yes unfortunately (but perhaps predictably) it poured with rain. Although I got soaked through and returned home covered in mud – my legs looked like a work of….

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Garden design: a focus on… levels, slopes and hills

There’s no such thing as an average garden, as any garden designer will tell you. Some of my favourite challenges to encounter when working with a client are slopes and levels. It might be the case that the garden is set into a hillside (often the case with seaside or rural properties), or perhaps the….

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Its quite pretty around here…..

Driving home yesterday and just minutes away from the house came across all these gorgeous poppy fields.  Guess this is the June version of the bluebell woods from the Spring – had to post the photo because they were so so pretty.  

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New York High Line

Lucky enough to make a pre-Christmas trip to New York I was thinking the highlight would be meeting up with friends, soaking in the atmosphere, drinking cocktails and mooching around the Christmas Market in Bryant Park.  I hadn’t really factored in the High Line…..It might have been mid-December (so let’s face it not the perfect time to….

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Natural Inspiration

Nature really knows how to get it right….. Few of us will ever be lucky enough to have our own Bluebell Woods (although we can dream) but we can still understand what it is makes them so stunning. This photo taken last year in Chazey Woods just outside Reading illustrates beautifully the impact of massing a….

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Ruth Ayoubi Design – Website Launched

I’m really excited to be launching my website and starting my blog.  I’ll be regularly updating with my new garden projects, seasonal gardening tips, design ideas, photos and lots of other things I hope you will enjoy.  Most exciting for me will be posting the first pictures of my completed projects later in the summer.  Right…time to….

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Graduation – London College of Garden Design

Press Release by The London College of Design – Friday 15th July 2011 The London College of Garden Design celebrated student success this week when the Garden Design Diploma class of 2011 graduated. At the same time the College has launched a new interactive gallery on its website that graduates will be able to use….

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