The shady garden in summer and autumn… beginning an A-Z

  I had been preparing for a workshop covering the possibilities for gardening in a little - or a lot - of shade and put together the gallery last year to illustrate some of the contenders that anyone tackling such a proposition might entertain. A perennial question, this, what to plant, planting combination and health…

The shady garden in summer and into autumn … beginning an A-Z

  I'm preparing for a workshop covering the possibilities for gardening in a little - or a lot - of shade and have begun to put together the gallery (above, but more to come) to illustrate some of the contenders that anyone tackling such a proposition might entertain. Damp shade and dry shade, dappled shade…

Evening sunshine #hydrangealove

  Hydrangeas may be in flower for several months, peaking in late summer but often adding interest for many more months, as the dying flower heads dessicate and dry, catching cobwebs and dew, frost and low sunshine. Not always and not all are beautiful as they decay, but practically, the flower heads do provide some…