A frosty morning at Petersham Nurseries – and the Christmas Trees arrive …

Almost a perfect mirror, crossing by Teddington Lock this morning. Had to stop and take a picture though Important Business going on at Petersham Nurseries with the arrival of the Christmas trees. They were packed up for us in Warwickshire at about 5am to get to us in time for opening. Busy Busy. But first…

Halloween? Christmas? Where has the year gone…?

Christmas spirit is seeping into the Nurseries and I have already been buying decorations and gifts. Autumn seems to be clinging on after a series of bright warm days, though it's chill at night and first thing and of course, the clocks went back on Sunday night so it is dark by 5.30pm, so I…

Autumn floristry. Intensity dialled up …

My very talented colleagues Amanda Brame and Noriko Choy worked for two days to create the floral displays for a party this past week and I took rather a lot of photographs of their work and works. The pieces - table decorations and large centre-pieces - had to contain sunflowers, make a stunning autumnal display…

Autumn Magic – Dahlias

Dahlias have rather been enjoying these warm, wet weeks and have continued to perform extravagantly in the Cutting Garden at Petersham Nurseries. A rich soil and the care and attention of Rosie Bines and her team have obviously been key - plus they have been regularly harvested so that new blooms just keep coming. Here…

May I present Petersham Nurseries, Covent Garden …

An afternoon in town and my first chance to visit the new Petersham Nurseries store in the heart of Covent Garden - lifestyle destination, plant emporium, delicatessen, florist and wine cellar. Completely familiar to someone so familiar with their Richmond home - so elegant and polished and with wood floors in place of the usual…

A Petersham Nurseries Gallery – one the eve of opening in the heart of Covent Garden, a few images from the source of its inspiration …

Puddles, Dahlias, among many more colourful floral delights, cats and sparkly things ... everything you might expect from Petersham Nurseries - and you can enjoy of all of these things (cats excepted) from tomorrow when they open in Covent Garden tomorrow (King Street/Floral Street). Can't wait to see the new store myself next week. Business…

David Austin Roses HQ at Albrighton – a study trip from Petersham Nurseries

  My esteemed colleagues from Petersham Nurseries, Noriko and Deborah from the Green Team and Andrea from Visual Merchandising (green)  - joined me - and drove yesterday together for a couple of hours up (and down) the M40/M6/M42/M54 to David Austin HQ and their impressive 2-acre rose gardens in Albrighton, Shropshire to see how they…

A Petersham Nurseries Gallery – after heatwaves and downpours, the show just gets better and better

A kaleidoscope of perennials, with all manner of colourful stuff doing it's thing, plenty of Echinacea, Salvias and Dahlias and much more besides - of course a rose or two. Bright bold and beautiful summer characters, whatever your garden style. I love this little fellow on the Monarda, especially    

A few things that caught my eye today – a little tour of Petersham Nurseries on the longest Day of the Year

No captions this time - far too hot to be bothering with detail like that I'd say - but a few images from a post-lunch ten minute trot through the Nurseries, the Cutting Garden and plant benches. All quite colourful I think you'll agree (and of course, I can take a lot of pictures in…