25 Photos of interesting autumn sightings (and what I thought at the time)

Here are 25 things I spotted in September and October that I thought were beautiful for all…

Chelsea Physic Garden in Autumn

Today I made the most of my new Royal Horticultural Society membership and visited the Chelsea…

It’s October and it’s still warm! Bulb planting and drain pipe trellis time

What’s going on with the weather? Although it’s dark by about 6.30pm now, it’s still sunny…

Pests and diseases (vine weevil, slugs, snails and rust)

For every positive in the garden this summer there has been a pest or a disease…

From the streets: who needs a garden to garden?!

I was just moseying around Brighton at lunch and four houses caught my eye down a street…

Clapham garden: Autumn is on the way

Summer is almost over and Autumn is on the way. Many of our new plants are simply…

RHS Wisley Flower Show 2014

Yesterday I went to RHS Wisley for the flower show, in particular the National Dahlia Society’s…

National Dahlia Society Annual Show 2014 at RHS Wisley

It’s not often something knocks my socks off and genuinely makes me say “wow” out loud but then…

Camley Street Natural Park, King’s Cross, London

This weekend I was in central London on a trip as a treat for our work’s…

What’s going on: end of August

Where is this year going?! Where on earth did summer go?! It’s the end of August and the…

Parrot Flower Power – iPhone app and Bluetooth sensor gizmo

For Christmas, Chris bought me a Parrot Flower Power – what is it? It’s a battery…

Littlebury in August

I started our garden in spring with tiny plants. I didn’t want an instant garden at…

35 Turret Grove Open Garden

The National Garden Scheme (NGS) is brilliant because it raises money for charity and lets us…

Brachyscome iberidifolia (blue) window box pruning

Back at the start of the year we spent ages trying to decide the type of…

Cragside, Northumberland

In July 2014 we went on a road trip around the north of England and Scotland,…

Biddulph Grange

In the summer of 2014 we had a staycation in the UK, roadtripping it to Yorkshire,…

Cacti mini garden

Three barrel cacti, including one from Chelsea Flower Show 2014. The flowering one is obviously the…

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014

I went to the Chelsea Flower Show for the first time this year and it was…

Clapham Manor Street front garden

At the Chelsea Flower Show 2014, one of the gardens I loved the most was the…

Clapham Garden (Part 3): pots happening in May?

Spring started early this year, with a warm March and April, during which I planted out…

28 Sibella Road, Clapham

The garden of designer, Lorraine Johnson Rosner was open over the summer and is an immaculate…

Ham House, Richmond, London

In early summer, Chris and I visited Ham House in Richmond. The walk along the Thames in…

Eden Community Garden St. Paul’s Church, Old Town

The Eden community garden hidden in Clapham Old Town is a beautiful and peaceful spot anytime…

NGS 2014: 51 The Chase, Clapham

The garden of designer Charles Rutherfoord at 51 The Chase in Clapham is tulip heaven in…

Kew Gardens in spring: a sea of blue bells and dazzling Azaleas

I’ve visited Kew gardens at least once a year since I was a child (probably about…

Holy Trinity Hospice, Clapham, Open Garden

The Holy Trinity Hospice in Clapham has an award winning garden split into a number of…

Clapham Garden (Part 2: Moving A Cordyline Australis)

Two very Clapham features of our Clapham garden are two Cordyline australis trees (originating from New…

Painted a front door

  Not exactly perfect but it’ll do.

Clapham Garden (Part 1: Shade Alley)

Ground Zero. I’ve always loved our garden. It’s a good size for a London flat garden,…

Clapham Common Old Town Daffodils

Becoming an art student again

In January 2013 my friend Marcos encouraged me to find a drawing class and just give…

Our Garden, 23 April and 24 May 2013

  

Our Garden, 25 November 2012