Plants and prospects for my new Kew Project

We're off  to a good start - breaking ground today on my Mediterranean project in Kew. The first crop of plants have been delivered, including those I bought from North Hill Nurseries last week. The (growing) list includes - Caryopteris Heavenly Blue, Dark Knight, White Surprise (7), Euphorbia White Swan (3), Pinus Mugo Mops, Amelanchier…

The Mediterranean Landscape at Kew

There is a lot you would quite rightly expect to see in the Mediterranean Landscape at Kew - olive trees, of which there are many (and my garden has them both old and gnarled) rock roses - Cistus of many varieties Hebes - ditto above Phlomis tuberosa (ragged) tall slender Cypress (I shall use a…

Diary Notes

My Diary.. Busy, busy this week - gardening on Monday and Tuesday despite the poor weather - much clearing of leaves and aerating a very compacted lawn and then  a trip to London for the excellent RHS Shades of Autumn show. These pictures are from the show - there have already been slideshows but they…

My Roehampton Garden

My garden project in Roehampton Late summer coming and there is quite a subdued palette - so I have added the kniphofia I've been photographing a lot recently (Mango Popsicle) to the mix - it will look great with the golden grasses, pop against the pink of the rose Harlow Carr, and sing against the…