GROWING FOR SUCCESS TALK Illustrated by some of the finest private gardens S.L. has encountered on his travels in UK, Europe, North America and elsewhere, and bolstered by his experiences at home in Wales. This talk explores the creative process of garden making from inspiration to reality. It looks at how different gardeners set about composing and framing pictures; how personality is woven into design; and how ideas translate from garden to garden, and through time. It picks out themes including ornament and water, and then, the spotlight turns onto the art and craft of planting ñ the interplay of plant form and foliage, the painterly use of colour, and the management of the seasons: the subject matter of ëReal Gardeningí, one of S.L.ís recent books.