Meadows are great for welcoming wildlife to the garden and the lax mowing regime allows flowers to thrive in grass that wouldn't ordinarily survive. These include orchids and snakes-head fritillaries and more common varieties such as Ox-eye daisies and buttercups. All are welcome in my meadow area.
There've been many articles in the press recently saying alpines are trendy again. Maybe it's because fewer people have big gardens or maybe it's just because alpines are just so pretty. This article for the Alpine Garden Society describing why alpines are my new big thing.
I like the look of spring flowers in the lawn and am always on the look-out for new ideas. In March 2019 I stumbled across the alpine meadow at RHS Wisley and was enchanted by what I saw. Tiny gold thimbles stretched away as far as the eye could see. [...]
Easter is one of my favourite times of year for flower arranging. The flowers available are more limited than in the summer but what is there is pretty, diminutive and symbolic of spring. Tea cup arrangements that use small amounts of flower and foliage are a great idea at this time of year as you're unlikely to want to denude your garden too much in search of floristry material
I've got so much to talk about this week that it's hard to limit myself to six things. Much is growing well and my mind is fizzing with new ideas of things to change in the garden. My father had an amusing little phrase to deploy when we expected too [...]
It's springtime and I'm feeling fruity. This week I'm taking you on a tour of my garden to find evidence of future fruits, including nectarines, plums, grapes, melons, raspberries and rhubarb.
Spring is all about yellow for me. It is the main accent colour in all corners of my garden right now. The last three days have seen no sunshine at all where I live. I find the cloud cover oppressive, which is why a revere yellow. On dull days it glows and on sunny days it shines.