Cotinus ‘Grace’

Cotinus ‘Grace’

I love this plant! Watching it transform itself from bare stems to illuminated ruby-rust coloured leaves, swaying in the breeze, back lit.. it is absolutely gorgeous and I often include this deciduous shrub on clients’ planting plans. About the plant.. Botanical...
Sorbus aucuparia ‘Sheerwater Seedling’

Sorbus aucuparia ‘Sheerwater Seedling’

What a beautiful small tree this is for the garden, excellent for pollinators and birds – deep red berries held amongst beautiful deeply divided leaflets. I recently planted one in a rural garden border in Chesham – working with a client who has a deep...
Dish of the day – Livingstone Daisies

Dish of the day – Livingstone Daisies

I love my green ceramic dish and usually I use it for that much loved dish Lasagne, today it’s serving up something quite different. Namely, my latest non-edible love.. Dorotheanthus bellidiformis ‘Sparkles Series’, mixed – I have just fallen...
Peony ‘Claire de Lune’

Peony ‘Claire de Lune’

I first discovered this plant at Chelsea 2012 in Andy Sturgeon’s Show Garden and I remembered being blown away by its beauty with its pale colouring and prominent stamens in deep yellow. A must-have for the cottage garden in part shade or sun. I had the recent...