Hatchlands Park

A Gertrude Jekyll flower parterre, good trees and a dream-like park. The curving path from the old orchard, now the car park, brings the eighteenth-century mansion into view at an oblique angle between the trees. In its restored state, it is a striking block of red brick and white paintwork, contrasting sharply with the parkland…

Geraneum Rozanne

RHS Plant of the Centenary, announced this week, from a shortlist of one plant per decade. Here it is threading its way through Stipa tenuissima, with Rose Harlow Carr, white Cosmos, Verbena bonariensis, a flash of Geum Mrs Bradshaw and Nepeta Walker's Low, in my Roehampton project last June. Planted out a month or so…