Month: July 2018

Coping With The Drought :: Sun Lovers

This is certainly proving to be the year to judge whether I have planted the right plant in the right place in my garden. Not only are we experiencing the driest summer in Norfolk since 1965 (or something like that, don’t quote me!), I have also lost two large trees this year. A pair of Norway Maples were taken down because they were… Read more →

Gardening Kit :: New Finds & Must-Haves

Having said that I dislike how much of a retail-fest the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show is, compared with the Chelsea show, I have to say that it is a great place to find new gardening kit that ticks all the right boxes and that you might not come across elsewhere. My favourite find this year was the perfect pair… Read more →

RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2018

It’s been a few weeks since the Hampton Court Flower Show. There is always so much garden inspiration to be had there, but visiting the show can be quite an overwhelming experience. The huge crowds, seemingly inevitable collisions between my feet and other people’s plant trolleys, insanely hot weather, onslaught of sights, sounds and smells – intensely fragrant lilies and roses, overheating bins and food… Read more →