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Showing posts from June, 2012

What's Looking Good in Greencube's Garden - June 2012

Our large sweeping perennial and grass border has done incredibly well this year, it's second summer and all the perennials have filled out. I cannot see any gaps due to the great selection of gap fillers ( a very important plant to tie borders together and to suppress the mundane task of weeding). The soil is sandy but I have enriched with green compost and mushroom compost. Here's a selection of my favourites taken throughout the month of June: Nepeta 'Walkers Low' and Osteospermum jucundum, the bee's love the Nepeta   Saxifragra x urbium (London Pride) Allium multibobosum nigrum The Alliums are mixed with Salvia 'Caradonna' The Eremerus and Verbena's will be next to follow The Diascia 'Daydream' which we have used quite a bit in various gardens this year is filling the gaps on cue. Sanguisorba menziesii is looking great with the Calamagrostis 'Karl F

Inspiration from RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012

I offered my help to the Society of Garden Designers  once again this year, as a member, to help man the stand and offer  advice and promote the services of the society at the Chelsea Flower Show to all that came by, including initial design consultations, which is always fun and challenging, without seeing the sight/context. A lovely warm day, the sun finally came out, it was good to catch up with other fellow designers as well as the public and during my day I was allowed some free time to go and have a look around and explore the best! Always looking for new combinations of materials, textures, contrasts, planting combinations, new outdoor furniture, I took along my camera (of course!) and here are a few images of my day: SGD Stand designed by Amanda Patton MSGD Best in show and Gold medal winning Cleve West Garden sponsored by Brewin Dolphin. Cleve is my hero once again, such sophistication, graceful planting and understated design elegance, Cleve's garden's