A Petersham Nurseries Gallery – after heatwaves and downpours, the show just gets better and better

A kaleidoscope of perennials, with all manner of colourful stuff doing it's thing, plenty of Echinacea, Salvias and Dahlias and much more besides - of course a rose or two. Bright bold and beautiful summer characters, whatever your garden style. I love this little fellow on the Monarda, especially    

Now the dust has settled, a look at David Austin Roses at RHS Chelsea – Judi Dench (Dame), Vanessa Bell & James L. Austin ‘n All…

No, I'm surprisingly not a VIP guest on the David Austin Stand - can they please take note - but they had closed the exhibit for a bit of filming, so the Great Unwashed had to clear out and leave - leaving me with moments to capture an empty rose garden. Well almost empty, the…

Time Travel: The Trial Beds at David Austin Roses – A glimpse of the future…

David Austin roses would seem to have the most extensive, comprehensive and probably expensive rose breeding program of any rose nursery in the world (I may be biased but it likely to be true!). After making between fifty thousand and sixty thousand crosses each year - one rose with another and more complicated crosses from…