If you go down to the woods today… a regal study in light and shade

The buttercups are gilding the water meadows but in amongst the trees, cow parsley is Queen - well Queen Anne's Lace - Cow Parsley Anthriscus sylvestris Cow Parsley is a hollow-stemmed, tall plant that grows rapidly in the summer before dying back. It likes shady habitats in particular, and can be found decorating woodland edges,…

Lady Waterlow – a perfect rose for a pillar, post or low fence…

A rather beautiful rose in bloom today - as it is in the gardens of Petersham House - but a chance here to study it up close. Large-flowered climber Origin -Nabonnand, 1903 Parentage - 'La France de '89' x 'Mme. Marie Lavalley' Color - Pink & white blend/gold stamens Foliage - Medium green Thorns -…

Composting Workshop Notes

I've just added a category which you can find in the menu at the top of the web page, with many of the notes I'll be referring to in my Composting Workshop at Petersham Nurseries. I warn you, there's a lot of reading there and I'll even be adding to it, with notes on wormeries…