And so WHAT do YOU want from your garden then?

Stripping away and paring back the overgrowth in my own plot, I have been musing and pondering the while. On the pint pot scale, this is milk bottle size and weirdly enough we have dug a rich seam of these out of the bank down the far end.  Archeology in the making.    In reality…

Catching the zeitgeist at the Hampton Court Flower Show

To be a visitor at the glossy end of flower shows is akin to watching those cookery programs on the telly.    Inspiring at one level  but at the same  confidence-dissolving  so that the watcher builds a reliance on the guru.  Simply has to rush out and buy their latest recipe book before attempting to…

Recent Introductions and Plants of Interest

I offer you 3 from the Hampton Court Flower Show, day one,  earlier this week.  I’d made the blunder of  leaving the long narrow Floral Marquee to look at on the way out.  Mind gone ahead into the traffic jam of the rush-hour.  Mental  auto-pilot  sated with an overdose of lilies.  And then I saw…

Hampton Court palace flower show 2010: some impressions

It could be considered the second best.  Chelsea Flower Show is  Cinderella’s slipper.  Everyone wants to try it on.  Hampton Court seems to have lurked in the shadow of the sister’s rhinestone bedecked footwear.  A plea must be made to let Hampton topple the haughty dominance of its slender sibling. Hampton has space, skies, vast…