……… You cut a massive decades-old white wisteria down to the ground because it was strangling the house and covering all the windows? Well, undeterred it puts on a surge of growth and creates a sprawling bush at ground level before climbing up the house again. Moral – if I don’t want something to grow
What can we learn from the resilience of plants and their ability to flourish against the odds? Walking from Sloane Square to Chelsea Physic Garden once a week I walk past many town houses with window boxes and basement areas of paving below their front door. I’ve noticed how plants in pots 10ft or more
Today’s Six on Saturday looks at the changes in my cottage garden after I’ve been away for a week in coldest Norway. As I write it’s snowing though……..
Using Gardeners Guild to find a gardener, shrubs for screening, scented shrubs, pots full of grasses and more
Easy to grow shrubs – clematis, honeysuckle, sweet box, pyracantha, kerria, and mahonia.
This baby robin kept me company the whole afternoon just inches from my hands as I gently worked in the border. Our cat slept on the car bonnet and ignored the birds (which luckily he always does.) Here I love the way the Virginia creeper is decorating the cat flap This trachelospermum has, without
Having the cottage garden style involves a lot of gardening. Don’t imagine it doesn’t. This year it seems more than ever. I can often feel overwhelmed trying to keep on top of the jumble. Perennials can turn from glorious to spent in a matter of days. So I am having some ideas about how