15 Favourites – Garden Plants

At Petersham Nurseries, we are planning our 15th Anniversary this month of May, celebrating the past decade and a half under the stewardship of the Boglione family and the development of the Nurseries and the expert team behind its horticultural reputation. We are choosing 15 favourites, roses of course, garden plants and houseplants, (for we…

Things that caught my eye today – Ideas to brighten up the garden in July, August and beyond ….

Firstly a few from home this evening - I'm particularly pleased with the lilies in the front garden, wafting their intoxicating fragrance for weeks now - and the bright blue Campanula Blue Octopus, flowering for over a month. Then (below) more from my day at Petersham Nurseries. Plenty of colour as we move into midsummer…

Wendy’s Wish

Salvia Wendy's Wish Wendy's Wish is a new variety from Austrailia, and is thought to be a cross possibly between buchananii and chiapensis, with large bright purple flowers set in red calyces. Flowering from spring until autumn over a neat and bushy plant. Height 80cm (32"). Spread 60cm (24"). Very easy to grow, drought tolerant and…

Hot, Hot, Hot…

Working in my Roehampton Garden today, and in hindsight, I ought to have started at 6am rather than 10am as the mercury began to rise to what, 30°C, more? In any event, a good few hours and some definition brought back to one of the borders, the semi-circular one, which had morphed into a rather…