Archive for June, 2015


Yellow roses


I am really enjoying these yellow roses in my own garden this year (unknown variety). Yellow is sometimes an unpopular colour in gardening, perhaps due to some brash yellows found in the plant world, like Lysimachia, and Forsythia, but this yellow is so fresh and clear, against all the green in my garden, it is [...]

Outdoor pizza oven


Following on from the previous post, here is the gorgeous pizza oven that Cathy Miller designed with her builder. Old stock bricks combined with the fossil stone create such a charming addition to the garden. The integrated bar with stools and the stainless steel barbecue tuck in perfectly to this underused part of the garden. [...]

Chipstead garden on a steep slope


I re-visited a garden today that was built and planted up last year. It was a joy to see it being looked after so beautifully, Cathy, the owner told me she loves spending time in the garden now that it has been landscaped, and she waters every evening. As the soil is dry and on [...]