Playing around with the depth of focus on my camera, then layering the images in sequence produced these rather dreamy effects…
[slideshow] I love flowers like these that are composed of hundreds of individual florets held in flattened cloud-like discs. Their intricate structures always reward … read more
Here is a view across part of the green roof, showing how far it has come on since my last Green Roof update. The plants have become establishes, and I have added many new plants which are all thriving in just 7 to 13cm of soil, with only occasional watering – once or twice per month – to help them through their first year.
Extraordinary colouration, vivid markings and the complex orchid-like form of the Gladdon (Iris foetidissima) can stop you in your tracks when you come upon it like … read more
In my garden Aquilegia hybridise and self seed with abandon. The colours and flower shapes vary from plant to plant, with pastel shades of deep mauve, plum, … read more
Sweet Cicely, (Myrrhis odorata) is a wonderful but underrated umbellifer, native to the UK and central Europe, that thrives in part shade. It is edible, both the … read more
Woodland gardens are often spring events, as many plants scramble to flower and set seed in the brief window of opportunity before the overhead leaves … read more
Only a couple of months after planting and the thrift is in flower. The Ice plants (Sedum spectabile) are fleshing out into stocky clumps with their old seed heads still providing textural interest and contrast. The clump of pale green grass in the mid-right foreground is Carex ‘Evergold’, to the far left Festuca glauca. The seed heads towards the top are from the white Pasque flower (pulsatilla vulgaris ‘Alba’) which I added a few weeks ago.
“Morphology should comprise the doctrine of the form, and the formation and transformation of organisms” – Johann Wolfgang von Goetha Photos taken at West … read more
Spring is finally underway in the woodland garden after the longest and coldest winter for thirty years, but you have to get down on … read more