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Slow rise

We’re putting things in slowly over the years. A garden should be happy and not over thought, and slightly instinctive

Perched on a grassy knoll in an Oxfordshire hamlet, the home of garden designer James Alexander-Sinclair is known as Green Rise. In name and style it is the opposite of Blackpitts, which readers of his blogs and other writings will remember as his former family home in Northamptonshire. Slightly further south, Green Rise is a more traditional house and garden,

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