If you have a little time on your hands, you might enjoy my earlier posts on two of my favourite companion plants, Astrantia and Hardy Geranium.
Super Cheery Crab Apple Blossom
I’ve been waiting for an ornamental crab apple tree (Malus) to flower ever since I spotted its deep pink buds. Now I am happy to share these with you.
Wordless Wednesday: Aubrieta
Floral Art at The Southport Flower Show
‘Bringing Your Furniture to Life’ in the Floral Art Marquee at last year’s Southport Flower Show was designed by Angela Coulton of Petal & Twig. Continue reading “Floral Art at The Southport Flower Show”
Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Old Court’ (Shasta Daisy)
Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Old Court’ is a quirky, spirited, ornamental, spidery double that takes wild to a whole new level. It’s one of my favourite flowers at any British flower show. Continue reading “Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Old Court’ (Shasta Daisy)”
Plant Combinations From Trentham Gardens
White and Chalky Pastel Flower Palette from the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show
It’s just my personal taste, but while white flowers such as this double hollyhock entrance me, I’m rarely convinced by white borders. I take in the overall effect, think “Ooh! A classic white border. Perhaps it will be better at its peak?”, then move on.
This year’s Tatton Park Flower Show gave me an insight into what twist a white border might have that would truly inspire me: chalky pastels. Continue reading “White and Chalky Pastel Flower Palette from the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show”