Plant of the Mo
We love this scented April combination of Euphorbia mellifera & Cytisus 'Apricot Gem' against a sunny wall.... and for something a bit cooler, how about Camassia, and, of course, April is all about the tulips?
March ~ Hellebores, in all their guises, lend a certain elegance to the spring garden.
February ~ Viburnum bholua 'Jacqueline Postill' ~ absolutely heavenly scent in a sheltered spot ~ seen here at the Savill Garden.
Musings & Newsings of the Mo
Goodness, how April seemed to race by! I think we are all agreed that the show of Cherry and Crabapple blossom was absolutely stunning this year, as were the carpets of spring bulbs in the woodlands. Glorious warm weather got everything off to a flying start, only to be walloped be some harsh late frosts - challenging conditions for gardeners & our nurseries ... particularly in the run up to Chelsea! No show garden for us this year, but some trade stand planting and helping on the Radio 2 gardens to look forward to.
What a fabulous time of year March is, as spring unfurls all around us and everyone's thoughts turn to their garden, with the promise of some (hopefully) balmy days ahead. We love to trial plants in our own gardens and play with combinations, but this year Francesca is putting up a polytunnel at home, to start growing in earnest, so watch this space!
She is also busy planting up the new Rock Bank on the estate (which we mapped out using drone photography) while I am working on finishing up a small but awkwardly shaped town garden, which we shall be planting up together.
We have also been working on this, our new website. We hope you are enjoying it!
February is the month of the snowdrop and seed catalogues, as excitement builds towards spring. The weather has been mild and the displays of early spring bulbs quite stunning.
I had a cheeky run up to the Savill Garden to see the winter beds and Francesca has been busy working on planting plans for John Everiss for the RHS Tatton Flower Show.
January got 2017 off to a great start as we collaborated once again with Carl Austin at the Top Drawer exhibition at Olympia, www.topdrawer.co.uk, providing planting ideas and plants for his trade stand, with, once again, some fabulous specimens loaned from Lime Cross nursery, www.limecross.co.uk.