A few scribblings on creating a White Garden

  Creating a White Garden Straight out of the block, I'm talking about green. And grey, silver, and variegation. We'll get to white but a few thoughts first. ‘Green is the backdrop to the garden but in its range of shades and textures, green has much more to offer as any foreground interest. Grey dims,…

White

Every shade of white .... no need for a white garden to be sterile, with coolness and warmth, blushes of yellow and pink, blue and lime. Keep the palette calm, with grey and silver foliage, add some soft yellows, blue-greys, to keep the colour scheme less static. Vary the shape, foliage, horizontals and verticals, for…

Teddington Gardener abroad – Eyrignac et ses Jardins in the Dordodgne …

A late summer - nearly autumnal - tour of Bordeaux and the hinterland heading past Bergerac into the Dordogne. I'd been last there in 1991, zipping around in an electric blue Peugeot 205 GTI (and one sold recently, not the same special edition even, for £38,000. Not bitter, not a jot). This time around, in…

Poppy

We shouldn't be seeing poppies at this time of year - though with mild winters and Indian Summers, some of the nature's timing can be off. These I suspect came into the Nursery from Covent Garden Flower Market. I'm smitten regardless of seasonal-correctness. The white poppy had just been teased out of its pod and…

I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas… Hellebores, Tulips, Amaryllis, Anemones, Narcissus, Moth Orchids, Jasmine…

Plenty of choice here if you are looking to furnish your home and compliment a winter garden with white-flowering lovelies - tulips of course will be flowering outside next Spring but here is a taster of things to come. Paperwhite narcissus are properly in bloom now and fragrant they are too - next Spring look…