Winter Planting to add Structure, Colour and Cheer…

Winter Planting to add Structure, Colour and Cheer…

January is not my favourite month and some years it seems longer than 31 days.  But as the month pushes forward it is cheering to see the day light lasting a little longer each day.  In my own front garden I am determined to add to the cheer by planting colourful,...

A Plant for your garden for January…

For 8 months of the year, I would not blame you if you walked past this shrub without a second glance, it is not a showy plant, but from December to March you may well back track, as you notice a heady vanilla scent on the air.  So it is an excellent plant to consider...

Top Garden Trends for 2014

Trends come and go, in 2014 navy blue is the new black I am told.  I guess I have always taken such predictions with a pinch of salt.  In garden terms heathers and conifers have been out of fashion for years, but I don’t dismiss any plant so easily.  So here we go for...

“The Holly Bears a Berry….”

The Holly is the plant linked to the Christmas season and we celebrate it in many advent carols. It is a great evergreen and bright plant for a garden border with seasonal berries.  I have also used it in a design to surround part of a sitting area to add a focus and...

Five More Great Plants for Winter Colour, Scent and Berries….

I have been working this week on a planting plan for a driveway and front garden. The client has asked for evergreen structure with year round interest and colour and I have used a number of the shrubs and plants I have written about, starting with my first...