It’s a lovely autumn day, and the garden is beautiful, productive and organised, despite several plants having passed their best. Time for a stock take and reflection on what went well (or not) this year… Continue reading
My first attempt at a video! Mostly live footage shot in May, but some stills from early April for variety. Let me know what you think.
This dramatic image – part of the new beds in our back garden – demonstrates the power of foliage alone to create really stylish compositions.
Most of the drama comes from the fresh upright growth of the white foxgloves, but their magnificent silver backed spires are shown off so well by the structural foliage around them. Continue reading
This is approximately one third of one of the three rectangular raised beds in my woodland garden at the front of my house. It contains a number of shade loving plants that provide a continuously changing tapestry of interest throughout the year. The slideshow above tells you what each of the plants is and its season of interest. Continue reading
The vivid lime-green of Euphorbia myrsinites and violet grape hyacinth are creating a striking patch of colour on the green roof right now.
The Euphorbia was only added last summer, so it is good to see it settling in happily. I am aware it can get rather large, so am hoping that the exposed situation and shallow soil (7cm) on the green roof will stop it getting too bit. Its spiky glaucous leaves look good here too. Continue reading