Summer’s not over yet, there’s still sunshine around, and although the nights are chilly round here, there are plenty of lovely plants around to light up your garden at this tail-end of the season. Ornamental grasses look wonderful at this time of year, wafting around gently in the breeze. they look good on their own […]
I love the big, fiery flowers of dahlias and sunflowers at this time of year, but if you’re after late summer flowers with a bit of understated elegance, Japanese anemones fit the bill perfectly. The flowers are white or pink and carry on right through to autumn, the sizes vary from tall types with a […]
How’s your garden looking at the moment? It’s relatively easy for a garden to look lovely in early summer when there’s a huge choice of flowering plants, but they can often look a bit lackluster at this end of the summer. However, there’s a whole group of perennials that are bursting with flowers at the moment. Just to avoid any confusion, […]
Whether you’re a professional designer, keen gardener or armchair gardener, books about gardens are a great source of inspiration and practical information for gardeners. I always have some on my list at Christmas, these are three of my favourites that you might like to add to your list: Late Summer Flowers by Marina Christopher: […]
I don’t rely on flower colour as the main-stay of planting designs, but there’s no doubt that an injection of flower colour, as late summer approaches, brings a fresh look to your garden.