Posted in April 2009

Spring Flowering Containers

Spring Flowering Containers

Containers are perfect for patio or courtyard garden designs where planting space is at a premium. They allow you to be bold with colour and create a short lived but dramatic focal point. I planted these bright red tulips last Autumn in a terracotta pot and have taken great pleasure from their intense yet fresh … Continue reading

RHS Cardiff Garden Show

RHS Cardiff Garden Show

For inspiration and design ideas, it’s always good to see how other people use colour and texture in their work. I visited the RHS Garden Show at Cardiff this weekend and particularly liked this design by Robert Hughes called ‘The Sanctuary’. It’s a spiral design that uses a curved wooden bench that sits on an … Continue reading

Our Allotment

Our Allotment

Over the Easter weekend we planted our chitted seed potatoes in the allotment. It’s quite a laborious job, but there is nothing to beat the taste of freshly dug new potatoes in the Summer months. We’re trying a new variety of first earlies called Lady Christl, they’re a yellow, waxy potato which should be good … Continue reading

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Last year I planted this Clematis armandii to cover a section of my fence, and I’m thrilled that it’s flowering for the first time. It has fragrant, white flowers that are star shaped and can be grown in any sunny/partially sunny spot in your garden. The reason I choose to plant one however, was for … Continue reading

Hellebores

Hellebores

Hellebores are probably my favourite winter flowering plant. Their large flowers come in a range of stunning colours and they look particularly good planted in groups. I had mine dotted all around the garden previously, but decided last year to move them and put them all together in my dampest and shadiest border in the … Continue reading