Golden brown, texture like sun – the Grass Borders at Kew Gardens

The Grass Borders at Kew Gardens, another part of these gardens that really is at its peak at this time of year. Catching the late afternoon sun, the stems and seed heads are glowing in every shade of gold imaginable. A perfect place to see a whole catalogue of grasses, how large they grow, their…

Tripping the light fantastic at Kew Gardens….

Kew Gardens are gearing up for their Christmas light show Extravaganza with a whole array of fixtures and fittings being installed in the parkland - the even opens on the 26th November. These are just a tiny fraction of the lighting that is being installed. http://www.kew.org/visit-kew-gardens/whats-on/christmas-at-kew-2014 I think I will be attending....

Glorious Salvias at Kew Gardens

This very long border, packed full of all manner of Salvias, is looking just glorious - despite it being the 20th November - a late triumph of colour, with dark blue-blacks and palest blues, indigos and purples, reds, pinks, cerise and carmine set against typically aromatic leaves. These are tender, half-hardy and borderline hardy plants…