Exbury Gardens, Hampshire

A trip down to Southampton this morning, to drop family off at the airport and then a convenient drive into the New Forest, ponies galore, and the gardens at Exbury. I've never been though know of their reputation for Rhododendrons, Camellias and Azaleas, and for a fine autumn showing of mature Acers. Obviously we are…

My own private oasis – lots of green, a little pink summery loveliness, bamboo, bananas, charity shop finds and lots that love the shade ….

This is a small private garden, no more than 24' wide and a little longer, well possible maybe twice as long, with a mature Horse Chestnut tree, from a neighbouring garden, that shades at least half of it. It was the reason we bought this house, such a beautiful sight in full flower and broke up…

More Dahlias from Petersham Nurseries – a lot of floristry going on ….

A little indulgent, this, so many photos from this series of floral arrangements created by our talented florist Noriko Choy with excellent support from Jane Scott Flowers. This was the day after the actual event (a wedding at Petersham Nurseries), so not in situ, but still looking fine. I thought it would make a good…

Dahlias at Petersham Nurseries

A few stowaways at the end of the gallery but Dahlias all the way otherwise, all in bloom in the Cutting Garden at Petersham Gardens Nurseries. The brain-child of the gardening team headed up by Rosie Bines and at the moment - and for the months ahead until the first frost, a miracle of floral…

Roses at Petersham Nurseries

Roses are at the fore of Petersham Nurseries with a fantastic selection of floriferous and healthy plants on display, with some quite amazing fragrance. New 2018 introductions, the Mill on the Floss and the single yellow Tottering-by-Gently - are exclusively available at a few choice nurseriess, me included! And please pop your nose into Lady…

Ham and Petersham in Bloom / Britain in Bloom and Petersham Nurseries

Petersham Nurseries have donated plants, time and a considerable amount of compost (I know, I carried it ...) to plan, prepare and plant up three new stone troughs - horse troughs effectively - at three prominent sites within the local community. All part of Britain in Bloom and building on the success Ham and Petersham…

Hampton Court Flower Show Part Four – more gardens … more nurseries … just more!