Opening our garden to the public to raise money for the National Garden Scheme (NGS) was both an honour and a total mind-blitz to the senses. After all these years blogging about the NGS, it’s funny to add the ‘NGS’ tag to our own garden. It’s even funnier and lovely seeing other people’s photos of the garden after being the only person to photograph it over the last four years. Continue reading Our first NGS open day: a weather miracle, cake and allotment cut flowers
May? Mayhem more like. So much is going on this month I feel like Dorothy whizzing around in a plant filled whirlwind. Different gardens I designed in winter are coming to fruition now, Chelsea’s next week and our open day is somehow only 8 weeks away! Continue reading Pot’s Growing On in May: getting ready for a show-stopping summer!
Time is a wonderful gift, it changes things. None are more aware of this than gardeners. Continue reading Beauty of life in all its stages (4 Macauley Road, Clapham NGS)
On Saturday 28 May 2016 Chris and I popped to west London to visit the four NGS open gardens on Chiswick Mall. On paying to enter we quickly realised “this isn’t the NGS” and we’d in fact walked into three other gardens also having an open day. Bonus! Continue reading 7 Chiswick Open Gardens in One Day! (NGS)
Quite unexpectedly, one of the highlights of my year snuck up on me and I now look forward to it more than a raspberry Magnum on a hot day – the National Garden Scheme (NGS). Simple in its premise, garden enthusiasts open their little patch of Earth to the public in exchange for charitable donations. You get to nose about and appreciate private spaces, charities benefit. Perfect. Continue reading NGS 2015 – one of the greatest things to hit British summertime