Petersham Nurseries: Evolution of a Cutting Garden – 28th April 2018 (in moving pictures too …) plus more tulips and a tour of the garden centre. I’m too good …

Well I must apologise first - shaky camera, dull and overcast, fingers in the frame ... a less than dynamic narration but nevertheless, the subject of this amateur videography is still shining through. The Cutting Garden within Petersham Nurseries has been a floral powerhouse these past few weeks and the cooler weather we have enjoyed…

Garden Centre Geek – RHS Wisley Plant Centre

Lewisia cotyledon (above) Clematis alpina Frankie (above) Leucadendron Jack Harre Abutilon x suntense Flowering Maple Epimedium Orange Queen   I wanted to see see what was looking good at the plant centre at Wisley - I hadn't been there for several weeks and expected it to be filling up with new stock. I was not…

RHS Wisley – Tales from the Plant Centre

Spring is arriving at the Plant Centre at RHS Wisley - always packed full of  irresistible plants , I regularly spend half as much time wandering from bench to bench as I do in the Gardens themselves. The range of trees, herbaceous plants, grasses, shrubs, climbers, roses, conifers, specimen plants, fruit trees, bulbs (but not…

Petersham Nurseries – Pure escapism

Such an extravagant place, Petersham Nurseries, a short walk across the water meadows from the River Thames, near Richmond. Items of immense beauty, artisan crafts and heights of sheer luxury - cheek by jowl with plunder from the skips of the Mediterranean and all conjured up into a heady mix of bohemian rapture. It never…