Petersham House Gardens – formal gardens, generous borders and a vibrant Cutting Garden

After a cycle ride along the towpath and the Thames sparkling in the sunshine, and nearly being late for taking so many photographs, a look in the Kitchen Garden first, which was the vegetable garden but has been co-opted into an additional Cutting Garden, as well as having the peony beds, Hellebores, many old roses…

On Home Ground – a little peak at Petersham Nurseries

The Garden Shop at Petersham Nurseries is filled with houseplants, whose homes hail from all over the world, together with seeds and tools, pots and gardening equipment and in the blessed rain yesterday, was my home for the day. In the rare moments between torrents, I had a wander through the rest of the nursery…

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…

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…

Petersham House Gardens Charity Open Day

Evening sunshine in the gardens of Petersham House, preparations ongoing for the Charity Open Day last Sunday. A little tardy in getting the pictures online, sorry about that. A rather dated laptop and a flaky wi-fi signal have been conspiring against me! On the day itself, a bright blue sunny morning so I caught up…

Cottage Gardens

Phyllis Bide – the perfect rambling rose for a cottage garden – informal flowers in a muddle of apricot and cream – and not a monster either, like Kiftsgate or Wedding Day… The Story cover photo is from the Welcome to Yorkshire Garden at RHS Chelsea this year. Proof if it were needed of the…

Petersham Open Garden 2018 – all the pictures!

Ten gardens, ten private passions, ten stories - all on show for Petersham Open Gardens, an event every two years where private gardens showcase their beauty and skills (and skulls in some gardens), for charitable purposes. And given the footfall today, the charity-benefitting coffers will be full to overflowing. Congratulations folk, one and all. I…

Blue Skies and Roses at Petersham Nurseries – and Petersham Open Gardens is today ….

A few random photos (and randomly shuffled I think too) from Petersham Nurseries and from Petersham House Gardens yesterday, under rich blue skies punctuated by the prettiest of white clouds. Clouds of perfume too, especially from the rambler rose Paul's Himalayan Musk clothing the big holly tree in the House Gardens, and Blush Noisette in…