Chelsea Physic Garden early in the flowering year

Chelsea Physic garden is always worth a visit and I wasn’t disappointed today.  One or two fabulous Spring flowers and a lot to come I can see.  The main herbal garden and Garden of World Medicine has had a complete overhaul.  I don’t think it is to everyone’s taste, possibly a bit dated but I […]

What Vintage can do for your summer bedding colours

As you will see from this article written by Alexandra Campbell (a journalist and author who also teaches ‘how to write a blog’ and ‘write to promote your work’ workshops in London and the South East) I have identified a new angle on garden design – and this is New Vintage. My aim is to […]

Spring is definitely here in Battersea Park

Never underestimate the pleasure of walking round a London park.  We really are very good at our parks and as a plant lover  there’s lots to see.   We have dogs so we are always walking, walking, walking but never seem to get bored when there is Richmond Park, Hyde Park and Battersea Park within easy […]

West Dean and Battersea Park crocus overload!

I spent yesterday at West Dean gardens – dare I call it the second day of Spring?  The first being when I went to Battersea Park at the week-end…  Both garden and park were absolutely glorious, both with a glut of crocus.  West Dean, near Chichester is home to the Edward James Foundation known for […]

Battersea Park in the Springtime!

Once again Spring comes round.  We NEVER thought it could happen after all this rain but the smallest ray of sunshine has started the buds opening and the ground giving way to tiny shoots pushing through.. nature doesn’t give up.  At this time of the year some of the most unassuming plants suddenly take centre […]

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