Trained Fruit: think design as well as taste…

Imagine wandering through your own orchard, enjoying spring blossom and the buzz of bees, the laughter of children playing amongst the trees, picking ripe fruit in the autumn.  Lovely as it sounds, most of us have much smaller gardens, but you can work them hard and...
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...

Jobs to do in the Garden in May….

Finally, it feels spring is here, and that sharp bite in the wind has mellowed at last.  But watch out for frosts until the end of the month! Later this month, after flowering prune back into shape, Weigelas, Deutzias, Ribes, Forsythia and Viburnum bodnantense. Split...

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...