There is something particularly classy about white flowers when they grow in isolation from other colours, especially when set off by evergreens and foliage plants. Not only do they pick up the low sun so well, but in twilight or by moonshine they glow with a ghostly light.
Here, then, is a selection of stylish white flowers that are in bloom in my garden throughout autumn – a time when the garden can otherwise look rather forlorn. These gems can certainly lift the spirits as the nights draw in. Continue reading
Brick Tuft Hypholoma sublateritium (I think!), growing from the edge of the oak board veg beds. Continue reading
Pallant House Restaurant Courtyard, Chichester
I spotted these weird sculptures through a gate of Pallant House courtyard in Chichester. It seems to be a variation on the green-man, but this ‘tree person’ has been espaliered! Continue reading
I have just added a series of pages about the latest area of my garden to be completed. I’ve called it ‘The Lawn Garden’ because… well you can see why. It’s an ornamental garden, based on clipped evergreens, lots of lovely foliage textures and classy white flowers. I’m really proud of the design which managed to connect many disparate parts of the garden to our new extension and still look great. Hope you find some inspiration here.
Take a look at the new pages with lots of lovely photos and information on the design and construction.
I’ve just updated the following posts. Just over a year after initial planting, these fans were ready for their summer pruning and training session. You might want to take a look…
These aquatic ‘spider plants’ are Stratiotes aloides or Water Soldiers – a British native, that is to my mind, a highly desirable ornamental pond plant. You can see them here creating an excellent visual contrast with the lily pads and water Mares Tail (Hippuris vulgaris). Continue reading