What did I say about February? Tricky already…. A Snow/No Snow day

A light dusting of snow in the woods around Ham, though at home in Teddington there was enough for a serious game of snowballs between the children heading to school. (below) The churchyard at St. Peter's Church by Petersham Nurseries. While the Cutting Garden, while not exactly deep and crisp and even, had a wintery…

Happy New Year from Thug, the Petersham Cat (now leave me alone…)

My first introduction to Thug, the not-so sociable Petersham Nurseries Cat, in March this year. I'd like to think that we have grown close over the past nine months but I think this would be an... exaggeration, is that the word? Here are a few of his Moments in 2014... and so it is a…

Madeira? Not this time…

Bougainvillea in rich orange and the more usual purple but not in Madeira - these colourful climbers are much, much closer to home - I've saved the air fare and didn't have to book a Boutique Hotel this time - but I still get to enjoy a taste of the fantastic flora I saw bedecking…

Five pictures to brighten a wet Monday… cosmos, sunflowers, violas, zinnias in orbit – and Thug, the Petersham Cat….

The cosmos are still floating around at head height, self-supporting and with ferny-filmy foliage - they have just kept on going and going this season with more to come... Likewise the sunflowers have had a great season, though their flower power is slowing down and much seed is being set. The zinnias, another late season…

Thug, the Petersham cat, reminding us that is is bulb planting time…

We might just have stepped into September, but bulb planting - or at least bulb choosing time - is upon us. Certainly the best choice in the shops is now, even if you are going to delay planting up in the garden and in containers for a few weeks yet. Tulips really should be left…

Sunday, Monday – Happy Days…. sweet peas, dahlias, the Petersham Cat and more….

A few pictures from yesterday and today, two gloriously sunny days at Petersham Nurseries. Just lovely.