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Skanor and Falsterbo

Greencube office has been incredibly busy throughout the spring and summer and so a break to Sweden to freshen the mind, relax and revitalise was on the 'TO DO' list. To be successfully creative in my role as a garden designer I'm best when relaxed and organised without too many constraints and pressures.

Our chosen location of Skanor and Falsterbo which can be reached from Copenhagen airport a short journey on the train across the water from Denmark into Malmo (Sweden) and short bus journey to our chosen boutique hotel/cafe. Wonderful scenery, peaceful, fresh and slow paced...... Bikes were hired for the duration to discover the numerous network of paths and off we went to learn about this wonderful coastal peninsula at the southern tip of Sweden where the birds flock on their migratory paths. Inspiring landscapes, wind swept and coastal. I particularly enjoyed photographing the numerous beech huts amongst Rosa rugosa or Marram grass.

Now back in the office feeling refre…

Dungeness - Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Keeping myself occupied whilst my husband was bird watching at Dunge, i photographed a deserted wooden boat on the beach. The moody skies, the Sea Kale, the contrasting blues of sea and sky and pebbles all set the scene, 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder', the power station is behind me;>)

Dixter in August - Ammi visnaga

I have visited Dixter every Summer since 2003, normally in August and always enjoyed the vibrancy, colours, contrasting textures and new additions. On walking into the garden the blackboard noted Scabiosa as a great plant looking good at the moment, but I stumbled across a wonderful, graceful, elegant combination of Ammi visnaga with Verbena bonariensis, its a herb, a member of the carrot family and an umbellifer I have not noticed before. It's planted as an annual and can be sown in spring or autumn. I shall definitely treat myself to a packet of seeds on my next order and give it a try in my sandy soil.