A wonderful week at Great Dixter

> I’m still revelling in the experiences I had last week at Great Dixter, a magnificent garden in Sussex known for the daring, unusual and exciting planting schemes created by the late Christopher Lloyd and continued by his head garden Fergus Garrett. It is a truly inspiring place to have spent a week working – the spirit of the garden is unique and I hope that even just a tiny bit of it will have rubbed off on me and will […]

Fun and fiery summer borders

>A quick post to share pictures of the garden belonging to Ron and Sue, my father/mother-in-law, which has some lovely combinations of plants in the borders at the moment. Hot colours, self-seeders and perennial favourites all combine to make an informal show, some with the backdrop of the summerhouse (very envious of this) and some surrounding the greenhouse (also envious of this!). Below the top lawn the garden falls away steeply down to a pond and beds at the bottom – I’ve just […]