Have you been thinking about planting a tree recently, we’re still in tree planting season, so maybe I can persuade you? Firstly, there are a whole range of benefits: it’ll provide food and shelter for birds and small animals choose a fruit tree and enjoy the crops as well as all the other advantages from a […]
I’m posting this glorious Acer ( Japanese maple) in celebration of National Tree Week, which starts tomorrow. This is a good time to plant trees, although they may look dormant they’ll be settling in and extending their roots out in readiness for growing next Spring. This is also the time you can get a tree in […]
This is the perfect time of year to plant trees in this part of the world. If you haven’t already met, can I introduce you to this stunner: Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Worplesdon’ also known as Sweet Gum or American Gum. It’s quite handsome for much of the year, but takes centre stage during October through to November […]
THE INSPIRATION OF THE CLOUDY BAY VINEYARD Designing a show garden is very different to designing a garden for a specific client, so this week I thought it would be interesting to look at how Gavin and Andrew developed the ideas for their Chelsea garden. The major influences were the location of the vineyards in […]
It’s the perfect time of year to plant a tree, the soil is still warm and welcoming. The cool months of autumn and winter will give it time to develop it’s root system and settle in, before the more testing times of spring and summer when rain-fall is erratic. The choice of tree emphasizes the […]
Have you been affected by the storms in the UK during the last week, or were you able to view the TV footage from the safety and comfort of your armchair?