A client has just sent me pictures of the border they planted up to my planting plan. It is so good to see the border coming to life and when the plants have settled in next year it will be even better.Read More
Chelsea Flower Show was as stunning as ever and full of inspirartion.
There were some beautiful irises at this years show, including the purple ones above but many were a mustard yellow and maroon colour, like those below.
The show gardens were stunning and provided inspiration in many different ways including planting combinations, new materials and paving patterns.
Border Control for a Great Garden
Spring and early summer is just about the best time in the garden, the last of the daffodils are still flowering and everywhere you look new growth is bursting forth with such exuberance and zest for life. Bare twigs are sprouting fresh green leaves, flowers are opening and the air buzzes with bees going about their business. It is also the perfect time to get out into your garden and make a difference that will last all summer. But if you are not sure what to do first, here are some top tips to get you started….Read More
Cala Sales Area at Milltimber all planted up and open to the public. Looking forward to the plants growing to bring it to life. The design has used elements that are in the surrounding area to root the garden in the location.Read More
A good planting design should include the look of the garden in the winter and should include some perennials that will retain their shape and interest throughout the winter, especially here in Aberdeenshire where winter can last up to a third of the year.Read More
The winter garden is designed as meandering paths through the Rhododendrons and trees with occasional clearings planted up with woodland and winter perrenials. The Erythronium were just unfurling their recurved petals amongst marbled leaves and Narcissus were glowing in the late afternoon light.Read More