Staying grounded: Niall Maxwell loves the odd wet day

Gardener Maxwell puts strong emphasis on feeding the soil – as well as the mind – when it comes to his work

11th October, 2015
The Darkness Into Light garden for Pieta House at Bloom 2015 Pic: Nick Bradshaw

It may sound funny but, as a garden designer, Niall Maxwell is a fan of the odd wet day. It gives him time to plan and design. While mild weather in autumn and winter is a good time for planting, harsh weather provides the opportunity to plan and dream of future gardens and planting schemes.

There are few garden designers better-placed to offer garden advice than Maxwell, whose Darkness Into Light Pieta House garden at...

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