Marking The Spot

Lockdown in New Zealand isn't nearly as restrictive as it was so Nigel's now free to travel to jobs and visit farms. Yesterday on a lovely autumn afternoon he visited a farm not far from home where he was engaged in project management at short notice as a digger driver was available to do a... Continue Reading →

Plants Really Work

Today I've been helping Nigel put together a blog-post about how plants are really useful for stormwater mitigation in the landscape when they're designed in right from the start of a project. My husband Nigel is a New Zealand landscape architect. A few days ago he'd told me about a person who'd said, “You mean,... Continue Reading →

Part of my Heart’s in Central

When Nigel returned from promoting his landscape design business Growplan at Wanaka A&P Show, he came home via Central Otago. This is a region of extremes, baking hot in the summer, cold in the winter and lots of vineyards and fruit orchards. Spring and Autumn are gorgeous for their blossom and foliage.  I'm pretty peeved... Continue Reading →

Just The Right Green

On Sunday Nigel took himself and his green brolly off to Hawthorn Den at Waikaka to attend a fete. Waikaka is not far distant from home, between where we live in Tapanui and Gore. The green brolly is no ordinary umbrella, a lucky find for Nigel a year ago. It's huge and the shade of... Continue Reading →

Out of the Box

In my post  Nature Will Intervene  of 17 July, I linked to an excellent post by WP blogger Susan Rushton that has photos and thoughts about the art installation Anatomy of Colour by Sarah Emily Porter ...permanent installation at Broomhill Art, Devon (UK). I included Nigel's response to seeing Susan's post: “This is kind-of subversive”... Continue Reading →

Unforgettable Birthday

Today the sun shone brightly for Nigel's birthday - Yay! Our horrible winter weather had decided to play nice! We drove to Tapanui to enjoy brunch at Top Nosh and it was lovely. Then we decided to go for a drive in the country and it was all blue sky, sunshine and a dusting of... Continue Reading →

Nigel Making Plans For Spaces

An article newly published in Business South about my husband Nigel’s work as a Landscape Architect and his company Growplan – if you're interested you can read it by clicking on the link below which will open up a PDF of the article. Nigel – happy making plans for spaces | by Richard Loader businesssouth... Continue Reading →

Naturally Designed by Nigel

It was a real pleasure for me on Wed 6 Dec to accompany Nigel on a trip to Balclutha to visit the new subdivision named Plantation Heights with which he's involved through his company Growplan. Nigel is a Landscape Architect, based in Dunedin and actively working through Otago and Southland, and further afield by arrangement.... Continue Reading →

Colourful Balloons At Petridish — Growplan

Nigel has his Growplan office at Petridish, shared office space located at 8 Stafford Street, Dunedin, New Zealand. Today is Vogel Street Party 2017 and Petridish have added lots of bright balloons in Petridish colours to make their bright and colourful space look even more welcoming! The shared office space is open today to any […]... Continue Reading →

What is Sustainability really?

Nigel, my husband and Landscape Architect, has published his first discussion-type post on the blog he's recently started. He discusses the meaning of Sustainability and establishes a framework for future posts. To read his post click here -->   What is Sustainability really?   Posted by Exploring Colour (2017)

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