Teddington Gardener Review of the Year – April 2014 – RHS London Show, Kew Gardens, Ightham Mote, Knole, Emmetts Garden & Petersham Nurseries. Spring in full spate.

  A colourful progression through the month, featuring Wisley, Igtham Mote, Knole, Petersham Nurseries, RHS London Show, Kew Gardens, my own projects featuring Spring Bulbs and new planting..... Flowering Cherries, Crab Apples, massed Tulips, Rhododendrons and Azaleas, Bluebells, Auriculas.... a gorgeous month.

Teddington Gardener Review of the Year – March 2014 – Kew and Wisley, The Savill Garden and Petersham Nurseries. Spring advances.

My first March visit to Kew Gardens A purchase of a very brilliant little machine - scarifying and aerating the lawn with ease... My first March visit to Kew Gardens - taking in the Pagoda, Chokushi-mon Japanese Landscape, the Xstrata and some of the arboretum. My first week at Petersham Nurseries, at the beginning of…

Teddington Gardener Review of the Year – February 2014 – Kew and Wisley, Syon and Petersham Nurseries. Spring approaches.

Primulas providing some welcome colour Birch bark at Kew Crocus at Kew and snowdrops - Ulmus villosa, also at kew The new fruit and vegetable area at Syon Park Garden Centre - my last month there before moving across the river to Petersham Nurseries in March The Orchid Festival at Kew The Rockery and Alpine…

Teddington Gardener Review of the Year – January 2014 – at Wisley and Kew. Winter breaks early.

JANUARY - Hamamelis x intermedia Orange Peel Cornus alba Sibirica in container displays at Wisley Rhododendron nobleanum Album Prunus himalaica Hydrangea paniculata Galanthus elwesii Sarcococca confusa Dogwoods at Kew and the Alpine House from the Grass Borders Galanthus elwesii at Kew and Berberis (below) Chimonathus praecox Grandiflorus Prunus subhirtella Autumnalis and Chaenomeles speciosa at the…

Teddington Gardener ‘Review of the Year’- a complete month-by-month photographic record coming your way…

Christmas Bauble 'Selfie' (see my trademark hat, silhouetted) January to December, twelve posts coming your way before New Years Eve, a complete Teddington Gardener review of 2014. Mega-processing power will be required to cope with many mega-galleries containing hundreds upon hundreds of photographs, put together for your delight and delectation! Watch as winter (such as…

RHS Wisley – life and death in the Surrey hills… Hydrangeas, Camellias and Hellebores, mostly, Sorbus and Malus, Cornus, Salix and Rubus, Acer, Rhododendron, Chimonathus, Henry Moore and a Squirrel

Acer griseum, lauded for its peeling bark, caught here in the chill morning sunlight on the slopes of Battleston Hill at the RHS gardens at Wisley. The gardens feature the remnants of many fine plants, dying beautifully, hydrangeas foremost in this class, as well as the heralds of a new season, with the earliest hellebores…

Orange, scarlet, blue and shocking pink – Christmas in Technocolor

A little technicolor dreaming, an antidote to a wholly white Christmas - intimations of spring too - tulips and hyacinths flowering outdoor next April/May, as cut flowers, we can enjoy them now - the anemones and Amaryllis too - while Orchids are available year round. Clementines, limes and lemons - just as colourful and a…

I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas… Hellebores, Tulips, Amaryllis, Anemones, Narcissus, Moth Orchids, Jasmine…

Plenty of choice here if you are looking to furnish your home and compliment a winter garden with white-flowering lovelies - tulips of course will be flowering outside next Spring but here is a taster of things to come. Paperwhite narcissus are properly in bloom now and fragrant they are too - next Spring look…

What have I been up to, I hear you ask? Behold British Cut Flowers & Richmond Hill, Festive outdoor containers, twinkling lights at Petersham, Pyromania, Air plants and Terrariums, scented pelargoniums and baubles!

British grown cut flowers at Petersham Nurseries this week - Cornish Anemones, Tulips, Ranunculus in mulberry shades, Woodstock Hyacinths - with Kokedama cyclamens hyacinths and other delights for the lunchtime table... A few pictures to follow, as I have been rather busy, Christmas and wotnot, visiting family Up North, and these pages have been blank…