Category Archives: Daylesford

Pavilions, Fabriques, and the Reverential Copy

[This paper discusses a category of building that is related to, and sometimes overlaps with, the pavilion: the fabrique. The fabrique is not to be confused with the folly, although both are found in parks and gardens and the terms … Continue reading

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Silvertop Ash Cladding on Montacute

On cladding Montacute. How to handle silvertop ash shiplap cladding. Continue reading

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Chestnut trees: snapping, splitting and propping

Chestnut trees are very brittle, and large branches (sometimes 400 mm in diameter) often snap in storms. I have realised that matters are made worse if branches are forced to grow upwards by being planted too close together, since the … Continue reading

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The Autonomous Garden

The literature on gardens always comes back to the relationship with the house. The garden associated with the house forms part of living; it is a ‘lifestyle’ thing. You get up in the morning and there it is. You may … Continue reading

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