[blank]I asked Alexandre about his use of coarse sand all through the garden. Visually it is very calming and peaceful, but I wondered how it interfered with any planting.
Turns out his soil is quite heavy so he simply plants where he needs to, then recovers the ground with the sand to make it look tidy, and to stop his visitors having muddy feet![blank]
and finally if you want to know more, and can’t get to visit straight away, you’ll love this book, published recently and packed full of wonderful pictures.