Ladywell Cemetery in Lewisham

London Gardens Online tells me that ‘…Ladywell Cemetery in Lewisham, originally called Lewisham Cemetery, was opened by Lewisham Burial Board on a plot of agricultural land purchased from the Trustees of the Earl of Dartmouth. A competition to design the cemetery was won by Messrs Tinkler and Morphew, who were also appointed by Deptford Burial…

Six on Saturday in The Fortnight Garden

The tidying up is going slowly and so I thought today should be more about enjoyment – isn’t that what this is about?  So, my Six on Saturday in The Fortnight Garden is indulgent!

Brockley Cemetery in Lewisham

Years ago a cemetery would have been an unlikely place to include amongst gardens, but as the years have passed they are increasingly seen to have potential as wild gardens as well as gardens of remembrance. Brockley Cemetery in Lewisham certainly fits this bill. The two cemeteries, Brockley and Ladywell, cover an area of 37…

Six on Saturday in The City Garden

It has been a busy week followed by a grey and wet Saturday which was not conducive to gardening. However, there was a little window in the wind and rain and I popped out for an hour. Unlike The Propagator my bulbs are still looking accusingly at me – next week!

St Margaret’s Square in Lewisham

St Margaret’s Square in Lewisham is a rather odd green space which is recognised and listed by London Gardens Online but not by Lewisham Council.

Six on Saturday in The Fortnight Garden

Cold, wet, windy, grey – thoroughly miserable and definitely not a day to be outside, which is a pity because there is plenty to do. After some weeks away the garden is looking good, but untidy!

Six on Saturday in The City Garden

Well, you have to pay for pleasure and after enjoying the sunshine and bright colours of Northern Spain I have returned to a messy, sombre garden in London. It could be worse – the gardens could be dry and dead!

Six on Saturday from Oviedo, Northern Spain

My Six on Saturday comes from Northern Spain for the last time, and these plantings are in the Park of San Francisco in the city of Oviedo. I enjoyed walking through the park every day and found it was well-used by local people: they strolled there during the day; dressed up and did the paseo in the…

Six on Saturday in Ribadeo, Northern Spain

Up on the north coast of Spain, in Ribadeo, the weather continues to be glorious, with cool and misty mornings and hot afternoons. The parks here are not as generously planted as in London, and in this town the planting is not only minimal but also quite formal. Impatiens is used a lot, as are…

Six on Saturday in Villafranca del Bierzo

I am relieved to say that I am still enjoying summer weather in Northern Spain where the trees are green, but with a tinge of gold and the mornings are quite sharp. This week my Six on Saturday is all about plants hanging over balconies or under windows, and trees in streets.