Cleve West’s gold medal-winning “M&G” garden is another that just fills me with joy and blows me away with its skill. The second I opened an image of it from Continue reading
Andy Sturgeon: Best Show Garden, Chelsea 2016
‘May the best man win.’ And so he did, at least in my book. It’s just been announced that Andy Sturgeon has been awarded Best Show Garden, 2016 for his ‘The Telegraph Garden’. Continue reading
Chelsea Flower Show 2016: Main show gardens
Gosh, what a wonder the Chelsea Flower Show is. And gosh, did I feel lucky to be there today. There is just so much inspiration, so much new thinking, so many details to take in…it’s going to take my brain some weeks to process it all. Continue reading
Eccleston Square, London
It’s early May and unless you’re pampering Chelsea Show plants in a five star greenhouse, it’s too early for most perennials to be putting on their show of colour. Spring bulbs, meanwhile, are just about over, so we just have to wait, right? Continue reading
Hyde Park arrival of spring
What a difference a couple of weeks makes.
In early April, Hyde Park held a bare, wintery, twiggy outline. Two weeks on and it is quite literally bursting with life and leaf and luminosity. Continue reading
London, here we come!
And so I find myself in England for a few days. House hunting. How on earth did that happen?
Out of the blue, Paul has been offered a new role in London. And after much Continue reading
A Sense of Place at Regent’s Park
This time last year I was in the UK…and what a wonderful time of the year it is for gardens. It’s that perfect point where growth is full and generous, yet still fresh and new; foliage unblemished, tall and Continue reading
Greening Up the City of London
When I arrived at Heathrow there was no time to waste and I got a train into London that morning to meet up with Lisa Cox, a very talented garden designer. We are both Continue reading