Horticultural renaissance of wildflowers: #1

Intentions to restoring native wildflowers in our field & garden originated from Sarah Raven’s report on Gardener’s World back in 2008. Years, and many gardening…

Phlox Paniculata Blue Paradise

Chelsea Chop: The Final Chapter

Encouraged by Rachel (thank-goodness-my-husband-wasn’t-watching) de Thame’s, notable report on Gardener’s World in early June, the Greenhouse borders were subjected to their first ever Chelsea Chop.…

June Kitchen Garden

Annual NGS Garden Open Day: Ready or Not!

I love the concept of the National Garden Scheme (NGS). Visiting private gardens, secret for rest of the year, is very special indeed. Particularly, with…

Eupatorium Maculatum Chelsea Chopped

Braving the Chelsea Chop

The idea of chopping off stately plant growth in mid pride, seems utter madness. Though, the inevitable sag in one’s floppy sedums, always brings fourth…

Herbaceous borders in May

Full Steam Ahead for Greenhouse Borders

Rather unsurprisingly, the current weather conditions have led to incredibly fast growth in the garden. Apart from those plants that have ceased to be, all…

Magnolia x Soulangeana

Aristocratic Magnolia Campbellii ‘Alba’

By now, the magnificent Magnolia flowering season has probably ended. Though, depending on your location, for the lucky few, it may still be in full…