My Grandfather’s bulb garden with tulips and dahlias. Remembering a garden. A garden plan inspired by his planting scheme.
January is a great time to plan your garden Looking back over how a garden performed last year we usually come up with a few issues that can be improved. Can you pinpoint what did not work in your garden? In the case of plants, sometimes, all you need to change is the care and […]
Bold, green and sculptural. There are many large leaved plants I love working with. Specially in smaller spaces they might be all that is needed to create a lush atmosphere. The images are the leaves of Tetrapanax papyrifera, Catalpa bignonioides ‘Aurea’, Pauwlownia tomentosa, Gunnera manicata, Trachycarpus fortunei (Chusen Palm) and Musa basjoo (Japanese Banana). It’s […]
To design with plants you have to work with how they look throughout the year. I love the seed heads and contrasting textures that only become visible in late summer and authumn. The images are of Echinacea purpurea, Angelica, Alchillea millefolium and Phlomis. All plants that do well on the sandy soil of the downs. […]