I’m singing in the rain/ Just singing in the rain/ What a glorious feelin’ I’m happy again/ I’m laughing at clouds/ So dark up above/ The sun’s in my heart/ And I’m ready for … roses, dahlias, beautiful perennials

Enough rain today to satisfy Dr Foster, on his way to Gloucester - but here at Petersham, it made some rather beautiful plants even more beautiful - roses of course, the first of the dahlias (and my apologies for not noting their names - next time I'll look at the Cutting  Garden Plan), and a…

Exciting Redhead seeks dynamic partner for fun and friendship, maybe more?

Royal Bumble is a shrubby salvia with intense, dimunitive, cherry-red flowers and fragrant leaves, flowering from August through to the frosts, and teamed up here with the fine feathery stems of the grass Stipa tenuissima - wonderful, wispy, pale yellow-green leaves topped with fluffy plumes of silver-green flowers, maturing to blonde-buff. This versatile deciduous grass…