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 abundance that we shall mine for all of our late summer floral needs. Sadly I don’t know the names of many of the varieties but […]
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
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Flower therapy, this. From Petersham Nurseries today. To quote from Cabaret – ‘Leave your troubles outside, So- life is disappointing? Forget it! We have no troubles here! Here life is beautiful… ‘ After this you can go back to Brexit/Conservative Leadership/Chilcot Report/Euro 2016/24HourNews/Emails… ‘What good’s permitting some prophet of doom To wipe every smile away Life is a cabaret, old chum So come to the cabaret’
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A few pictures from yesterday and today, two gloriously sunny days at Petersham Nurseries. Just lovely.
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↑ 20th February.. ↓ 27th June…. and there is still a way to go… the Babylon dahlias have yet to come fully into their stride, and I will continue to watch with wonder as new plants rise up, planting combinations surprise and delight; this long border will continue to be a productive cutting garden until the first frosts. Watch this space for updates and photographs…