Gardening

For those who share my interest in gardening, I’ve picked out a few popular posts, including this one, about how I finally succumbed to the temptation to start taking pictures of roses while working at David Austin Roses: Regrets…I’ve had a few. If you love roses, you might also enjoy my post about my memories of David C.H. Austin, who sadly passed away in December 2018.

Picture of David Austin's Rose Garden

If you’re thinking of creating a cottage garden, or enjoy the plants you’ll find in one, take a look at my post Recipe for a Traditional English Cottage Garden. It’s not entirely serious, so don’t worry too much if you don’t have a thatched roof: you might still find a few useful tips.

White lily

You’ll find posts on some of my favourite gardening haunts, such as designer Arabella Lennox-Boyd’s wonderful private garden in North West England – Garden Gallery: Gresgarth Hall

Topiary bird in a garden at Gresgrath Hall

If you live too far afield to have visited any of the UK flower shows, such as the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show (pictured below), you’ll be able to catch up with some of them here and might find some inspiration on plant or colour combinations  – or a new excuse to visit the UK!

Wellbeing of Women Garden

American readers and garden art lovers should check out my post about Chihuly’s Garden and Glass in Seattle:

Chihuly Garden And Glass In Seattle

If like me, you find happiness in the demure beauty of a shade garden, take a look at my post Hellebore Heaven, which tells of my visit to the mountain nursery of plantsman and breeder Barry Glick (who is anything but demure). Back home in England, I visited Ashwood Nurseries to learn how their beautiful strain of hellebores, the Ashwood Garden Hybrids, are created.

Hellebores: Ashwood Garden Hybrids

You can also take a look around the Dorothy Clive Garden in Spring when the tulips and forget-me-nots are flowering and the rhododendrons and azaleas at their best.

Tulips-at-Dorothy-Clive-Gardens

My blog has many posts about gardening and I’ve got lots of ideas for snippets to share in the future, including pictures of flowers that catch my eye; sneak peeks into some of my favourite gardens; and news from some of my favourite flower shows, plant nurseries and nature-loving personalities.

Of course my blog’s not only about gardening: you can read my most recent posts here.

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