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,...
Front Gardens: Do you have Colour 365 Days a Year?

Front Gardens: Do you have Colour 365 Days a Year?

How many plants do you have in bloom in your garden in January? You will be astounded to know Tresco Abbey Gardens in the Scilly Isles had 289 on the 7th January. Aah – to have their climate. But even as winter is upon us, in Scotland it is possible to have...
Has your garden shut up shop this autumn?

Has your garden shut up shop this autumn?

  With winter almost on our doorstep, it is a good time to cast a critical eye over your autumn garden and judge if you are making the most of the stunning colours of autumn. This final blaze of colour is a joy to the eye and spirit and with a little careful...
Gardens to Enjoy…

Gardens to Enjoy…

I always enjoy visiting gardens and here are some images from visits so far this summer.  To kick off  – a second visit to a garden with great style – Sussex Prairie Garden.  If you want to see beautiful prairie style planting over several acres this is...
Spring Bling…

Spring Bling…

Inspired by my visit in Spring ’16 to Keukenhof Park just outside Amsterdam and seeing 7 million bulbs in bloom, last October we planted 1000 bulbs in a plant bed in our front garden under some deciduous shrubs.  The bulbs we planted were a special mix called...

Top Garden Trends for 2017

The desire for a healthy lifestyle continues with nearly 39% of us spending more time in our garden and 45% of us seeing our gardens as an extension of our homes. Growing our own fruit, vegetables and herbs in our gardens, allotments or with others in community...