New twist on Victorian idea

New twist on Victorian idea

The Victorians were fond of displaying their treasured items and that included their garden plants. Auricula theatres were black lined boxes designed to show off these exquisite plants. In a funky updating of the auricula theatre, our adventurous client Penny...
Sweet Smell of Success

Sweet Smell of Success

I decided to enter 10 classes at the Uplyme & Lyme Regis 90th Horticultural Show – the first time I’ve ever entered a formal show. On the morning this added somewhat to the work of setting up for the day. ¬†After an early tour of the garden and a rough...
Plant supports at Abbotsbury

Plant supports at Abbotsbury

How pleased we were recently when visiting Abbotsbury Gardens to see the magnolias and rhododendrons, to come across some of our plant supports all laid out and in position ready for the new season’s growth of herbaceous perennials such as Phlox and Crocosmia...

All set for 2019 (well nearly)

We’re finalising our programme for 2019 and so far have a dozen shows that are definitely booked. We’re waiting to hear on four others so will have a nicely busy schedule for 2019. We’re giving most things a second go: some shows we’re big fans...
Stop the flop!

Stop the flop!

The recent wet weather down here in the South West makes us all realise that we should have staked and supported some of our plants earlier in the summer when we had the chance. Funny how we always have these good intentions and then never quite get round to it until...