Clue 1: Keeping the garden free from weeds early in the season to save time during the busiest month for 2017 – July. Clue 2: Careful tending of multiple plants in a variety of pot sizes and styles so plants are in peak flower for the end of July. Clue 4: Little spare time for gardenwatching… Read More The theme of the last seven months
Kokedama with spider plant, St Andrews Botanical Gardens, April 13th 2017. How to Make Kokedama This post was published by Shirley for shirls gardenwatch in April 2017.
It’s July, we are supposed to be in summer, what better month is there to celebrate garden visits than now? As my blog sidebar chat states, you don’t need sensible shoes here. I should probably add – you don’t need an umbrella or the current month either 😉 Today, we are clicking our heels back… Read More Glasshouses revisited – Glasgow’s Kibble Palace
It’s fair to say last weekend was a busy one in and out of the garden for both myself and wildlife. Not on the radar, at all, was the very busy Coal tit speedily nest building in my camera nest box on Sunday! To say I’m absolutely thrilled is an understatement. What a delightful little… Read More A great weekend of walks and wildlife
This post was published by Shirley for shirls gardenwatch in April 2016.
Iridescent blue-green to be more precise! This swift blue flash excitedly grabbed my attention as it mirrored over a small pond at the bottom of the Chinese Hillside Garden at the Royal Botanical Garden, Edinburgh yesterday. What a spectacle we were treated to 🙂 Not being totally convinced that the rain would stay away and… Read More A flash of blue brings in 2016
Inspiration for a small garden space is more likely to be found in the categories of the Fresh Gardens and Artisan Gardens at Chelsea Flower Show. Here will be found a quite different level of creativity with the balancing of plants and hard landscaping elements telling a story. Attention to every small detail is what… Read More Small garden from Inverewe to Chelsea
Water is a tricky feature to get exactly right in a show garden and the designers at Chelsea seriously push the boundaries on creatively using it. Yesterday was medals day at Chelsea Flower Show but medals aren’t the only focus for this show, it is also about giving inspiration for our own gardens. This week,… Read More Reflections from Chelsea to Inverewe
Let’s celebrate gardens some more with a garden visit week taking a Chelsea Flower Show twist (do join me if you fancy). The NTS garden Inverewe, on the west coast of Scotland, is a worthy gold medal winner to my eyes after a long awaited return visit last September. Yay… the rain stopped and the… Read More Chelsea Flower Show tribute week
As Gleneagles plays host to the 2014 Ryder Cup, the folk of Perth & Kinross (the area of Scotland Gleneagles is situated) have been getting ready to welcome everyone here all summer! It is my privilage, as a garden blogger living in the area, to share with you some images that might not make it… Read More Ryder Cup: Willow figures & garden welcome