Children’s garden

Children’s garden

This cute little house and garden is on the Castle Drogo estate and was built as a childrens garden. Quite adorable! Gertrude Jekyll was a big fan of childrens gardens and in fact wrote a book on it. She encouraged whole minature kitted out houses so that kids could...

spring in the gardens

Thought I would share some new plantings in the garden that are looking great – alongside some old favourites. There are several Choisya in the gardens and they are full of flowers at the moment.   The Cistus are coming out on sunny days. I love their...

warm weather romp

due to the early warm weather the echevarias, that are stored in the poly tunnel until the last of the frosts, are really romping away!! I love the succulant green leaves with these odd looking pink flowers.
Giant toilet rolls in the garden

Giant toilet rolls in the garden

I heard a small child in the garden yesterday saying ‘mummy why are there all these giant toilet rolls in the garden?’- so I thought that I had better explain…. They are shrub guards to protect the shrub from being nibbled by rabbits/squirrels etc....