Hellebore Day

Hellebore Day

In the Spring 2008 issue of the National Trust Magazine there is news of a specal Hellebore Day taking place on 16 February at Blickling Hall, Norfolk.  The Dell Garden, a sunken woodland area, created in the second half of the 18th century, has been transformed with...
Bloom of the Week

Bloom of the Week

One of my New Year’s resolutions was to always keep a vase of fresh flowers on my desk. The pleasure they give me when I do makes me wonder why I have never achieved it on a regular basis before. Sometimes they’ll be bought ones that catch my eye whilst in...
Designs in Bud

Designs in Bud

Planning and paperwork have given way to some designing today.  I always launch a new range of work at the RHS Spring Gardening Show in May and have been seeking inspiration in the garden.  Last year’s designs were bright and bold, this year I am going to opt...
Winter Sun

Winter Sun

Those of you who know me or have been following my blog will know that I am inspired by plants and flowers.  The only thing in flower in my garden at the moment is this architectural shrub Mahonia x media ‘Winter Sun’.  After days of grey skies the sun at...
Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves

Today I am off to set up my display at the Worcestershire Guild of Designer Craftsmen Winter Show in Worcester, UK. New work produced for the show is inspired by the beautiful shape and colour of acer leaves. This one is from the tree we pass every day on our walk to...