I was lucky to be invited onto live TV to talk about colour in the garden and how gardening is all about sharing.
BBC One asked me to take part in a gardening section of their programme Sunday Morning Live on Sunday 18th August 2019. It was all very exciting and great fun.
Here is a short practical blog showing how cutting my perennial plants back to the ground now will be good for the garden and good for the soil. I can spread compost in the new spaces and new growth will be up within a week or so. It takes a spurt of courage to hack away at growing plants but do it now and your garden will look for for months.
As autumn moves on we can find various little things in the garden to enjoy and be thankful for
Six simple photos taken in the October sunshine in our London cottage garden
This week has been so sunny and gorgeous I had lots of things I could show you and have lots of lovely photos of autumn sunshine. Here are Six.
Here are some photos from my recent visit to the new walled garden designed by Tom Stuart-Smith for Middleton Lodge Hotel near Richmond in Yorkshire.
In this weather I’ve had to sacrifice the look of some plants to protect them and I have some plants that are surviving quite well. I’ll show you both. Re: watering, I give pots a gallon or two each every few days and I don’t water the rest of the garden. I’ve cut to the
Frank Ronan in the Dixter Handbook of Pruning says that successful pruning is a result of close observation, applied intelligence and luck. We learn by our mistakes and each time we kill something it will be a different error each time. Good to know. Adam Frost says the secret of a good garden is muck,
Yesterday the delivery driver on my doorstep spared a moment to tell me how lovely the front garden was looking and what a delight it was to walk down our long front path. He had noticed the scents and the colour and the green lushness. I said a big thankyou and we spoke for a
Photos, thoughts and ideas from my cottage garden this week.
After attending Adam Frost’s September Masterclass, I wrote in a previous post about his ideas for thinking about designing and using your garden space. Adam’s second topic was about getting inspiration for our garden from other walks of life and our other passions. Ideas for his new garden came from the poet John Clare who