High Society, Low Life and the Menagerie

Ask any gardener designer to describe a garden and you will get the predictable mix of hard and soft landscaping, colour palettes and texture, formal and informal garden rooms and a selection of the latest meaningless buzz words from world of gardening glitterati - tactile, surrealist, matrix, herboretum ................! As I am feeling particularly waspish… Continue reading High Society, Low Life and the Menagerie

Ladybird, Ladybird

In these distant isles ladybirds are rare gems. Every year I search the garden and polytunnel for these beneficial beetles, whose larvae gobble aphids at a prodigious rate, and I'm lucky if I find one or two. Whether it is for reasons of geography, climate or an unpredictable food supply we only find the 11-spot… Continue reading Ladybird, Ladybird