Gardeners’ World Christmas 2021 Great to have the Christmas cover of Gardeners’ World Magazine. Taken on a freezing cold day in January, when Christmas seasonal material was still available….just!
Category Archives: flowers
Fromelles and Rue Petillon Commonwealth War Cemeteries in the Somme region of Northern France. It is quite sobering seeing how big some of these are. And also finding the large number of small sites, where soldiers were buried fairly close to where they fell. From 2010, where the first Commonwealth War Graves Commission for over 50 years was constructed at Fromelles, after the discovery of 250 British and Australian soldiers buried near Pheasant Wood. These were casualties of the Battle of Fromelles in 1916. 1. Rosa ‘Remembrance’ at Fromelles and pink roses at Rue Petillon. 2 & 5. Fromelles 3. […]
An edit of recent photographs posted on Instagram in 2018.
Gone to seed – Aquilegia vulgaris or Granny’s Bonnet. A self seeded plant found in my garden.
It’s always a privilege to get into the Chelsea Flower Show at 5:30am before the crowds. The stunning David Harber and Savills Garden designed by Nic Howard at Chelsea Flower Show today. So lucky with the light this morning! Photos for Gardeners’ World Magazine. Full set of photos can be seen on the Gardeners’ World website
From 6 years ago this week – time flies! I was lucky enough to have two photos selected for exhibition in the Museum of Modern Art in Milan with another British photographer, Nicky De Gruchy, in a show called ‘Small Garden’. And even more lucky as it was from an introductory email found in the spam filter!
Nice to have a feature in the May Issue of Gardens Illustrated. A lovely garden in Suffolk, Heatherbrae, designed by Tom Hoblyn.
The corner of my mum’s plant hospital. Apparently I won the large cactus in the middle at a school summer fair when I was about 8 years old. It was ‘confiscated’ as I didn’t look after it. Monstera deliciosa or cheese plant. London Plane tree – high tide, overlooking Vauxhall Bridge.
Elements – botanical studies from the archive Tulip with petals on black background, 11.3.10 Intermediate Chrysanthemum petals on black background, 15.3.10 Rose with petals on black background, 19.3.10 Tulip petals on black background, 9.3.10 Echinops ritro seed-head on black background, 4.3.10 Echinops ritro leaves on black background, 4.3.10
Winter colour and texture, 2.3.18 – Castanea sativa or sweet chestnut. The bark of a sweet chestnut is quite distinctive, and often looks like a cloth draped over branches as it spirals upwards. Winter colour and texture, 2.3.18 – frozen pond Winter colour and texture, 2.3.18 – Wild flower seed heads in snow Winter colours and textures, 28.2.18 – Eucalyptus glaucescens, or Tingiringi gum Winter colours and textures, 28.2.18 – Hamamelis mollis ‘Nymans’ or witch hazel. These always look far too delicate for winter but seem to tolerate anything the British weather throws at them. Winter colours and textures, 28.2.18 […]