The days are longer, the birds are singing and it’s starting to warm up out there. Much as I love Spring, it seems like a good time to feast our eyes on some beautiful roses and look forward to the heady days of summer. First up is Ispahan Damask a shrub rose that flowers through […]
Having lived less than an hours drive from this garden for years I visited this summer for the first time. I’m now rather obsessed with the garden and made a second visit a few weeks later. Woolbeding House and garden is managed by The National Trust and I’m not sure why it isn’t better known because it’s […]
Picture a garden in summer sunshine with lots of birdsong, the gentle buzz of bumble bees and healthy, pretty plants. Apart from the lovely song, birds in the garden will eat up all sorts of pests that attack your plants and we need bees to pollinate fruit and flowers. So we need to encourage […]
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 […]
I hope you’re all enjoying the sunshine here in England, it’s a lovely time of year… the roses are starting to bloom and gardens still have that fresh, green look. We’re all hoping the sunshine will last through to next weekend, when most of us have an extra day off work to celebrate the Queens diamond jubilee. You […]
There’s nothing quite like the warm spring weather we’ve had recently in the south-east of England to encourage anticipation of the gardening year ahead, so this seems like a good time to tell you about a colour trend that’s been popping up in gardens recently.
Whether you’re an ardent royalist or just happy to have an extra bank holiday this year, you’re probably aware that 2012 is the year that Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her diamond jubilee, in fact she came to the throne exactly 60 years ago today on 6th Feb 1952 *
Design is important to all of us, we choose products that appeal to us not only because they’re functional, but also because they look good, are nice to use and make us feel good about ourselves.
The garden of the Edwardian house Norney Wood in Surrey, has recently been revamped and was opened last weekend through the National Garden Scheme.
The Chelsea Flower Show is a spectacle, a bit of theatre and none more so than on press day, the day before it opens to the public. Lots of celebreties appear on this day and there’s a certain amount of tension and expectation as judging is completed, ready for the medals to be announced the […]