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 House – my first look at the gardens

Petersham House opened its gardens last Sunday (part of the National Garden Scheme) and this was my first opportunity to have a look around. I've glimpsed tree and blossom from behind high walls and hedges, and through the iron gates into the Kitchen Garden, but this was more like it! I'll let the photos do…