Roses at Petersham Nurseries

Roses are at the fore of Petersham Nurseries with a fantastic selection of floriferous and healthy plants on display, with some quite amazing fragrance. New 2018 introductions, the Mill on the Floss and the single yellow Tottering-by-Gently - are exclusively available at a few choice nurseriess, me included! And please pop your nose into Lady…

Petersham Open Garden 2018 – all the pictures!

Ten gardens, ten private passions, ten stories - all on show for Petersham Open Gardens, an event every two years where private gardens showcase their beauty and skills (and skulls in some gardens), for charitable purposes. And given the footfall today, the charity-benefitting coffers will be full to overflowing. Congratulations folk, one and all. I…

Petersham Nurseries by way of a leisurely stroll along the Thames from Teddington (and back again)

A walk into work today on account of having pedaled the crank shaft loose on my bike these past few weeks - beyond my toolkit so it's into the repair shop tomorrow. Not wanting to drive after being so energetic, green and conscientious since the start of the roadworks three weeks ago (boring but a great…

A Day at Petersham – beautiful foxgloves and roses, alliums and Queen Anne’s Lace – and a gurning horse?

Digitalis (Foxgloves) providing some excitement in these displays - as it does in the garden - with more spires and spikes provided by Salvia Caradonna and, just coming into flower, Aconitum napellus in white. Ceanothus (Californian Lilac) adds more blue to the mix, with bright orange bringing the scheme to life - this is Geum…

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…