25 days to go until the RHS Show

25 days to go until the RHS Show

It’s 25th April, and there are 25 days to go until the show opens on site. But…… there are only 4 days until we get there. Last week is a bit of a blur: visits to nursery and roof tiling  and filming fitted in alongside visits to clients, new border plantings,  and checks on the progress […]

40 days to go

40 days to go

A quick dash out to check on some new trees arriving in a client’s garden, and a chance to see how the mass tulip planting is working out.  The new monkey puzzle looked  extraordinary, and the bulbs  a deliciously peach colour against the pittosporum and stipa behind.  It was lovely to see all the pale orange/apricot […]

47 days to go

47 days to go

It all suddenly went a bit quiet, didn’t it? April arrived and it seems everyone would like their garden designed, which of course I’m very happy about. My own new garden with its Throwback Rockery is starting to look a little bit greener and Spring-like, with Tulip turkestanica looking magnificent in its delicacy as it […]

64 days to go

64 days to go

Another meeting with Ancient Industries today, looking at some fabulous furniture.  I received a nice update from How Green, who are growing some interesting annuals for the garden; it looks like  most of them are looking good. Roger Platts has managed to find the Molopospermum , which we had all but given up on. I did announce that […]

72 days to go

72 days to go

Ok, so  I did get out into that sunshine. It gave me a chance to wander round our new garden and see how things are growing so quickly. The new roses http://jothompson-garden-design.co.uk/mygardenplants/ are producing lots of lovely red shoots, and the little Iris reticulata are positively jewel-like. It would be perfect if the weather could kindly stay just like […]

My garden plants

My garden plants

The first few of probably a very few snowflakes are falling – this is the perfect moment to get dreamy about what’s going to be in the garden in just a few months’ time. Already, little Iris reticulata ‘Katharine Hodgkin’ has pushed her way out into the daylight, her murky washed-out yellow and sea-greeny blues […]

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