Hydrangeas and nothing but Hydrangeas ….

What a lot of Hydrangeas - from a variety of destinations including RHS Wisley and the Savill Garden near Windsor. Probably a few from Golden Hill Nurseries down on the south coast who are specialists in this beautiful plant - definitely worth seeking out their expert knowledge at any future plant fair or flower show.…

Green

  Well I thought I had created a monster gallery of pink, but it turns out that Green really has the stage. Again, all photographs from 2015, and pretty much everyone has the name of the plant embedded in the data. Very organised I was then, and how many photos, especially in July, August and…

Winter Border Workshop at Petersham Nurseries

I have a workshop this week where we will delve into turning our gardens, in the chill months ahead, into winter borders filled with interesting plants, colours and textures. Anchor plants with attractive foliage, the tracery and silhouettes of seedheads and dried stems and flower heads, and ornamental fruit, evergreen shrubs with scented flowers for…

Windsor Great Park, a breezy cycle ride, a little Polo, wildflower meadows, two monarchs on horseback, a lovely picnic and a look around the shop …

A most perfect afternoon, taking the bikes out to Windsor Great Park. Right around the lake, Virginia Water, stopping at the Old Post Office for a drink, watching the horses at Guards Polo grounds (my, the grass was green...) then on to the Copper Horse and the shade of a beautiful Oak tree for a…

Back together again – explaining a near two-month absence….

Well, I've been rather busy ... Devon - The Garden House and Knightshayes Court Cornwall - Eden Project, Barbara Hepworth Garden, Trellisick, Lanhydrock Beth Chatto Gardens, Essex RHS Wisley, several times including their Autumn Fair Kew, several more times East Bergholt Arboretum/Place for Plants, Suffolk RHS Shades of Autumn Show, London Waterperry Gardens, Oxfordshire Waddesdon…

The Savill Garden and Windsor Great Park – summer cycling and a picnic, roses, dry gardens, shady glades and boggy bits, castles, lakes and wide open spaces

The Savill Garden was our first port of call today, an impressive collection of gardens within the larger vision of Windsor Great Park. I wanted to have a look at the rose garden in particular, a swirling design of tapering interlocking beds, the colour of the roses intensifying towards the centre (peaking with Munstead Wood,…

Windsor Great Park – two monarchs, two horses, one castle, a Derbyshire millstone, a Royal Lodge and some remarkable trees

Heading out from The Savill Garden, map in hand, to explore the park and woodland, trails, bridle ways and to gaze across the vistas and views across to Windsor Castle. Elizabeth II on her Jubilee Horse and George III on his Copper Horse, and all under bright blue skies. I think next time we'll take…

The Savill Garden, fragrant, fizzing with colour and all set for Spring

Rhododendrons like this amazing Choremia Tower Court, blazing in the sunshine this afternoon in The Savill Garden within the greater Windsor Great Park - made this a fine choice for a walk, through these extensive gardens before exploring further into The Royal Landscape to search out the Jubilee Horse and the Copper Horse, with views…

Teddington Gardener Review of the Year – September 2014 – The Savill Garden, Kew Gardens, Nymans, Wakehurst Place, RHS Wisley and Petersham Nurseries. Summer Crescendo.

The Savill Garden, Kew Gardens, Wakehurst Place, Petersham Nurseries, RHS Wisley. Plenty of Hydrangeas to admire, roses of course, lots, dahlias, colchicums, late-summer borders stars such as asters and rudbeckias, orchards....  Altogether much to admire!