This slideshow is of pictures taken every day whilst the garden was being built- from September 25th when it was a green-field site, to 8th October when the Judges came round. Seeing one photo glide effortlessly into another there is no hint of the drama heartache worry and sheer bloody hard work that went into making it. Now that it’s finished it seems a bit of a miracle and I’m sure that the eleven other designers in this competition feel exactly the same when they look back on the construction of their gardens.
The idea of Slow Life is to take the principles of Slow Food, which are “good, clean and fair”, and extend them to life in general.
Here in the Lake District, the air is clean, the pace is slow and the atmosphere is calm. If we don’t grow food ourselves, we can buy it in friendly small shops, where you know the quality is going to be the best.
This blog is a celebration of the Slow Life, with forays into the world of design, music, the arts, gardens, and my particular weakness, Japan.