Opened our garden on Sunday, for the National Garden Scheme, which for those of you who don’t know it, raises money for charities through encouraging private gardens to open to the public. They have been running since 1927, and now have thousands of gardens in the famous Yellow Book guide. Its not the[...]
Bird houses, bird nests and bird cages with succulents…some of the designs I’m seeing are quite fetching. There must be something eggy about succulents, or they have the look of plants that grow on thatched roofs. Like this beautifully designed birdhouse by succulent floral artist Cindy Davison. Her business, The Succulent Perch ships nationwide.
Bishkek is my first experience of the former Soviet Union (USSR), words drained of real meaning to a younger generation, but for any of us who grew up and were politically aware before 1989 a major part of our consciousness of the world – but now all that seemingly indestructible grey concrete has turned to[...]
Echeverias, native to Mexico, have the most amazing blooms. They remind me of little lanterns or candy corn.
One of the greatest collaborations in the making of a garden is that of Vita Sackville West and her husband Harold Nicholson. Here’s a peek at Sissinghurst, one of the most famous and loved gardens in the world. For the history of Sissinghurst, visit The National Trust website. More about Vita and a love letter[...]