Keeping your garden looking lovely can take up lots of time, and summer is when plants can be time consuming. So here’s a peek into my garden in Surrey, England and how I keep things looking nice with minimal effort. This photo shows clipped, round Box plants featuring all year round as the star performers, with other smaller plants coming and going […]
Archives for June 2012
I’ve always loved roses, but lately I’ve become bit obsessed by all things rosey… ‘Rose’ perfume by Paul Smith is a great favourite and I’ve taken to drinking Twinings ‘Rose Garden’ tea, having been introduced to it by my daughter. I wish I could grow more roses in my garden, but the conditions don’t suit many […]
June is the time of year when you can sit back, smell the roses and enjoy your garden, well it would be if it stopped raining. Apart from the weather, the other thing that stops people relaxing in the garden is the constant work that always seems to need doing.
This lovely plant will cheer you up at the start of the working week. It’s Wisteria floribunda ‘Alba’, an elegant climbing plant from Japan. It has stunning, long clusters (known as racemes) of fragrant, white flowers that are about 60cm long. Another good reason to plant it in your garden, is that bees love it, and it’s […]
In the midst of all the big show gardens and fabulous plants at the Chelsea Flower Show, there are always a few small details that catch my eye. These are the little gems that look good and give your garden, whether large or small, a bit of personality.
My Friday inspiration this week is a very stylish bench from one of the Artisan Retreats at the Chelsea Flower Show, but it’s not just any old bench. This inside/outside vintage bench is by V.V. Rouleaux, purveyors of fine trimmings. Each of the slats is padded and covered in beautiful, grosgrain ribbon and the underside is covered in velvet. Whether it’s garden […]