The Weir Gardens Wear Yellow

The Weir Gardens Wear Yellow

The daffodils are blooming at The Weir Gardens in Herefordshire.  Owned by the National Trust, the gardens were designed in the 1920s on the steep south-facing bank of the River Wye at Swainshill. I have been taking the children there since they were toddlers to see...
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...