Well, I work with a colleague designing and making gardens and landscapes. Normally we work from the inception right through to the planting of the last plant and beyond. We stay in touch with the gardens as far as possible.  www.juliafogg.com

I am currently teaching garden designers and landscape architects at the University of Greenwich. I have taught in various institutions both private (The Inchbald School of Design as Course Director) and government-funded (University of Middlesex and Greenwich) for many years.

At the moment, I am using the blog as a visual notebook of places, details and general landscape elements that I have experienced within, sometimes hours, but normally just a few days.  So it’s a fairly immediate response. This is helping my thought processes and rationalise my understanding. So it’s a cognitive stage but this might change . . . . The links are blogs that I find inspiring  – not related necessarily to my interests – and sometimes challenging that widen the perspective on life and the planet.

The need to include poetry in some form has, by now, become essential. I enjoy the selection almost more than the writing of a post.

10 Responses to “About me”

  1. Hi, nice to meet you !

  2. Vicky Says:

    Hi Julia,

    I work on the Ronseal team here at Lucre and, having read your blog, I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say hello and introduce ourselves. Sorry for the approach, I couldn’t find any other way of contacting you.

    We’re currently in the process of planning a brand new social campaign for Ronseal and, as an expert in gardening we’d really appreciate any feedback you have on our brand, our products or campaign activity. We’re also hoping to hold a number of product reviews, expert panels and engagement events in the future so if you’d be interested in taking part in such activities to do let us know.

    This leads me onto the first event we have organised on Friday 14th October, a live Twitter Q+A with RHS Young Garden Designer of the Year 2010 Hugo Bugg.

    Since claiming the coveted and prestigious award, Hugo has produced a RHS awarded Gold winning garden at the Royal Hampton Garden Show. The ‘Coppafeel’ charity garden which wowed judges at the event was in aid of breast cancer awareness. More details on this amazing garden and Hugo himself can be found on his website http://www.hugobugg.com/

    Hugo will be available from 12-2pm on our Twitter page @Ronseal to answer questions on gardening design, winter preparation or anything else related to the garden!

    We obviously would really like you to be involved in the session where hints and tips can be shared, furthermore we hope it may prove of interest for your readers.

    As aforementioned we really appreciate any feedback or suggestions you have.



  3. roselle Says:

    Hi Julia

    as a poet I came at this blog sideways via Lewis’ poem Flaggy Shore – but we have interests in common. Glad to find your blog!

  4. julia fogg Says:

    Thanks Roselle, good luck with the poetry.

  5. Hugh Kermode Says:

    Hi Julia – as a bit of an amateur forager in the Rye area, I can tell you that the plant in seed you saw in August when heading towards Camber is in fact an Alexander – Smyrnium olusatrum

    The seeds can be used in pickles, but frankly are too strong and bitter for me – and I eat pretty much anything.Enjoyablr blog…thank you

    Hugh – Iden, near Rye

  6. julia fogg Says:

    Thanks Hugh – really helpful. Happy foraging.

  7. leamuse Says:

    I came for the photos of Albi and am staying for the poetry!


  8. Sean Swallow Says:

    This is a very interesting blog, sometimes subtly so- I enjoy the hip actions of the boules players particularly. It looks like you’re having a great and inspirational journey.

  9. Amanda Says:

    Hi Julia,

    Very much enjoying your blog which I came across courtesy of Emily Dickinson. Particularly taken with the view of the vibernum tinus in the Parc de Belleville from your 9 April post — definitely going to be using this in the new garden — and also the photos of Albi cathedral ceilings as I’ve previously only seen the building from the outside on Tour de France coverage!

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