Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Having had an incredibly busy year designing gardens I’m going to enjoy a Christmas break with my family. Cooking for eleven on the big day! Will be back to designing and creating planting plans in the New Year.
This image is from a window in our village church here in Ryton which FOSACRAG have at last made sound by completing the repairs to the roof. ‘Thank you’ to all who supported us in this venture.
join us and enjoy gardens and home made cakes. If wet weather threatens don the wellies and waterproofs because it will be great fun whatever the weather does.
Salix caprea, Pussy willow.
After many years of being seriously uncool, house plants seem to be back in fashion. My son, more in tune with the zeitgeist than I (after all he lives in Clapton in east London – Clapton-the-new-Brooklyn (but hasten to add is NOT a bearded hipster) has started to pack his windowsills. A few trendy looking…
via House Plants are back! — Noel’s Garden Blog
Well if you would like to see some stunning snowdrops this garden is abundant with them. Painswick Rococo Garden has them spilling down the hillsides and throughout the forest floor.
Even on a dull day it was beautiful.
Companion planting of coloured Cornus stems and Hellebores mix with evergreen shrubs.
A stunning carpet of Cyclamen hederifolium spreads out beneath the white blooms in some areas,
whilst a complement of evergreen ferns Asplenium Scolopendrium (Hart’s Tongue) supplement the mass of snowdrops in others.
Don’t rely on my poor photos as you can catch a glimpse on their video. https://vimeo.com/252180121
If you have a chance, do go and look. There are several species of Snowdrop together with their own special Galanthus Atkinsii which is a tall variety. You can purchase the plants in the green to plant up now. I have to add rather a lot to my garden to create the same effect. Thankfully you can achieve a beautiful display even in a small area.
Details regarding celebrations for the 200 anniversary of Humphry Repton via Repton and his business
So pleased to end on a good note with a happy client. The overall design for this garden has been set out so I am ready to complete the more detailed outline plans for the different sections of the garden in the new year. What a wonderful way to start 2018. Sorry for poor photo but you will get the gist. Time to get ready for Christmas!
I hope everyone enjoys a fabulous Christmas and a Happy New Year. See you in 2018.