Friday, 25 September 2015

The jewel colours of late summer

It is always sad to realise that summer is coming to a close, but the plants that flower in August and September tend to have a richness and intensity to their colour that makes it a special time in the garden.
Climbing Aconitum austroyunnanse

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Garden ornaments - tasteful or tacky?

One thing that seems to divide opinion more than any other garden topic is whether a garden should have ornaments in it. There is a perception that they are necessarily tacky and must be avoided.
A glass candle holder brought home from a visit to America

I think ornaments can add structure and personality to a garden. If you have ornaments in your house, why not have them in your garden?