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...
Inside Outside

Inside Outside

Evening Retreat from www.urbanpods.co.uk Our gardens need to work harder for us all. Covid has meant all of us are spending a lot more time in our homes and gardens, working, exercising and relaxing. Looking forward, our working lives will change and more of us will...
Add Spring Colour to Winter Planting for a Dreich Late Winter Day…

Add Spring Colour to Winter Planting for a Dreich Late Winter Day…

As the year moves through February and March you can have another layer of colour and interest to your winter planting with additional shrubs and early flowering spring bulbs. Ribes sanguineum is a really tough early flowering shrub (March/April) usually seen with...
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,...
Top Garden Trends for 2018

Top Garden Trends for 2018

  ‘Haven’ is often a word associated with our gardens.  Studies have shown people are healthier and less stressed when they are close to nature, and people are using their gardens to enjoy family life, relax, exercise and mediate in. This trend...
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...