Stylish Summer Containers

I'm hosting a workshop at Petersham Nurseries, part of a seasonal series we hold, discussing all things containers, planters, troughs, window boxes, bowls, urns ... for a long-lasting, hopefully interesting, fragrant, colourful, herby, floral, edible and beautiful summer-long display. I shall be looking back at some of the medleys we put together last summer, autumn…

June, in an English garden bordering Richmond Park

and my summer containers, barely a month planted up - some large terracotta pots and about 8 smaller, though still sizeable, Chelsea planters in complimentary colours. and a shallow bowl of house leeks, Sempervivens, in flower...

Antiques Roadshow…

Viola F1 'Antique Shades' The following is from the Seedaholics website I have recommended before and is more complete than I could possibly be. Plants are on sale now in garden centres and nurseries, though seeds might be the way to go next year.... Some unbelievably coloured violas have come on the market in recent…

Bring me sunshine…

Sunflowers Bring me Sunshine, in your smile, Bring me Laughter, all the while, In this world where we live, there should be more happiness, So much joy you can give, to each brand new bright tomorrow, Make me happy, through the years, Never bring me, any tears, Let your arms be as warm as the…

Veronica ‘Christy’

With lovely short spikes of blue-violet blooms and low mounds of highly serrated foliage, this fern-like plant is going to be great for use in containers, front-of-border spots and path edging. It was bred in the US by Washington plantswoman Christy Hensler by crossing Veronica ‘Crater Lake Blue’ with Veronica prostrata. Foliage reaches a manageable 6-9…