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Autumn Flowers – Japanese Anemones

Autumn Flowers – Japanese Anemones

Autumn flowers are a welcome sight in any garden and provide a strong splash of colour as the days become greyer. Anemome x hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’ is my favourite choice for the garden now and are looking fantastic in my Hitchin garden. It stands about a metre tall making a strong statement and has masses … Continue reading

Easy Plants for a Front Garden

Easy Plants for a Front Garden

Front gardens often get neglected and dismissed when it comes to plants. But a small area can still look great if planted well. Choosing low maintenance, slow growing evergreens is one way of providing texture and colour all year round. This courtyard front garden worked well keeping the planting simple with interesting foliage. Euonymus are … Continue reading

Autumn Splashes of Colour

Autumn Splashes of Colour

Adding a splash of colour to your garden in Autumn is easy with these fantastic pink Nerines. Plant the bulbs in Spring and you will be rewarded with their striking flowers from September to November. Nerine bowdenii originates from South Africa but is fully hardy in the UK if planted in a sunny, sheltered site. … Continue reading

Hot Colours for a Sunny Border

Hot Colours for a Sunny Border

If you want to create a border full of hot and dramatic colour then don’t forget to add these Hemerocallis or Daylilies. Keep to a palette of hot colours and you will create a planting area that is sultry, sumptuous and exhilarating to look at. Daylilies look best planted in drifts in a sunny border … 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

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