Brick Tuft Hypholoma sublateritium (I think!), growing from the edge of the oak board veg beds. Continue reading
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.
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…
- Fan Trained Pear (click then scroll down to read the 2016 update)
- Fan Trained Fig – Brown Turkey (click then scroll down to read the 2016 update)
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
Pasqueflower, Easter flower or Meadow Anemone (Pulsatilla vulgaris), is one of my favourite plants. Almost every stage of its flowering is interesting: The large flower heads emerge in spring (close to Easter) along with the foliage, all of which is covered in fine silky hairs, and look striking especially when backlit by low spring sunshine. Continue reading