Cambridge University Botanic Garden

This was my first visit to Cambridge University Botanic Garden and I am already planning my next. The Winter Garden was the pull for me and it was completely beautiful and very inspirational to my own passion for winter interest planting. Not only does the garden...

On the move

After consulting with my client, I fortified myself with the courage of conviction that I was taking the right action in moving a 16 year old Aucuba japonica into a more shady part of the garden. By moving the plant into a better position we created more space on the...

Sewardstone Road Roundabout

As you can see from the smile on my face I love this plant and wrote about it in my ‘Judi’s plant of the week’ blog. I went back this week-end to get up close and personal with it and as you can see the red berries are abundant. I think we should...

Sarcococca confusa

I shall begin talking about this plant by dwelling firstly on its scent because it has the most heady sweet scent you could possibly ever wish to come across in a winter garden, well ok, besides Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’ which is exquisite.. more...

Cotoneaster x watereri

This is a wonderfully dense and eye catching large shrub / tree with long arching branches of matt mid-green leaves with white flowers and masses of red berries throughout Autumn and Winter. When I drive past a particulary eye catching roundabout close to where I...