Posts tagged with "garden"




02. June 2016
just look at all the gorgeousness of rhs hyde hall at the moment! the dry garden is totally amazing, bursting with colour accented with the bright orange papavers, sunny yellow euphorbias and deep purple alliums. I hugged my favourite betula as we passed through the woodland walk and emerged to a sea of purple palavers. we took in the heavenly scent of the rosa "rhapsody in blue" as we walked up to the queen mothers garden where the children admired the swathes of alliums and played hide and...

01. May 2016
a few weeks ago we built a small decked area as a family favour.... small deck, big challenge. needless to say we conquered it!

12. April 2016
there are two things that I very much love (apart from my children, husband, family etc!) one is watching all the flowers, trees and plant buds bursting open and the other is shopping for plants. fortunately, today I did both!

ikea hack from an old table and ikea stools
10. April 2016
today was a productive one. among many other jobs we decided to create a new bench for our dinning room. we took an old wooden table top that was just too good to waste, cut it in half, sanded it to restore the beautiful wood and added some legs. we were toying with the idea of using hairpin legs to match the ones we used on our plywood table, but instead we opted to upcycle some old ikea stools that the children were playing with in the garden! et voila, a cool new bench! the other half of the...

07. April 2016
a trip to the beth chatto gravel garden was very inspirational for both myself and the garden owners of one of my current projects. their soil is predominantly stodgy clay, so we were on the hunt for suitable dry garden, clay soil loving plants! obviously the plan is to dig grit into the soil to make it free draining, but the owners wanted to look at plants that cope with no maintenance and thrive in all types of soil. the beth chatto gravel garden is just the place for this. the gravel garden...

06. April 2016
busy busy busy and just how I like it! recently I have been; working on a new project (a sunny south facing patio garden on the coast), visiting hyde hall for the easter bunny hunt and to see what is blooming this month (beautiful tulips), plus I have started on a front garden transformation in south woodham ferrers. take a look at the pictures and click to have a little peek at my projects pages for the coastal and front garden progress. I got to use my new board too, which was a happy moment.

24. March 2016
I picked up my new board today. how exciting?!

18. February 2016
today, on a very cold sunny morning, we helped to build a new bug hotel at RHS hyde hall down near higgledy hyde........and we found its very first bug resident! also today we noted the impressive magnolia buds and saw that the pinus mugo seemed to serve as a bug hotel all on its own. Spot the ladybirds!

18. February 2016
spring has definitely sprung here in sunny southend. yesterday I took a few minutes basking in the sun at the end of our garden and marvelling, as I do every year at the wonders of the trees and flowers budding. It is sight that excites me time and time again.

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