I love the garden in the early mornings, especially when the sun is shining. So, while the coffee was brewing, I nipped out to take a few photographs.
I wander out into the garden every morning – just love the sunshine through the leaves. space
Originally posted on landscape architect's pages:
Pennisetum orientale (18/07/2015, Kew gardens, London) Position: Full sun Flowering period: Summer Soil: Moist, well drained Eventual Height: 60cm Eventual Spread: 60cm Hardiness: 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b Family: Poaceae Pennisetum orientale is a deciduous, clump forming, tufted perennial grass. Its dark green…
The entrance gate makes the first statement about the property and gives a hint of what lies beyond. What should it say about you? Organised? Conventional? Imaginative?
It is difficult to give advice on planting. What would you do with a brief like this:
How did I miss them? The Tulip Tree and the paeonies have come and gone in Greenwich Park. But life goes on, relentlessly: the mulberries are ripening, there are a few daylilies still flowering, Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ is grand, and Cleopatra is beautiful in the rose garden.
Southwark Park opened in 1869, designed by Alexander MacKenzie and covering 63 acres. I visited on two rather gloomy days and found a beautiful, and unexpected area opposite the Surrey Quays Shopping Complex.