A return to Mottisfont Abbey; an Old Rose Pilgrimage

A pilgrimage to these gardens, for which, so far as the roses are concerned, we have Graham Stuart Thomas to thank principally and for the last 40+ years, the National Trust for preserving and enhancing his original collection of Old Roses. Mottisfont holds the National Collection of Shrub Roses. I met Jonny Bass, the head…

Colour in the Garden – from Acacia to Zantedeschia

A rather large gallery which was put together with a view to featuring, some of them at least, in talk being given at BBC Gardeners' World Live this weekend by Nicky Roeber, one-time Garden Designer and who now works for my old firm at Syon Park. I visited the show on  Friday but sadly not…