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    31st December 2013Stephanie's BlogStephanie Donaldson

    native versus spanish bluebell Now you know the difference between Spanish and Native bluebells. square corten steel water feature





    I was quite delirious with excitement during the visit to Tom Stuart-Smith garden.

    River of fire I finally made it to the Alhambra and it did not disappoint (except for the crowds). It is a place that has been on my ‘must visit’ list for a very long time. flowers reach high in this garden border at charleston On a perfect summer’s day, a colleague and I spent a morning with Mark Divall, the charming and modest head gardener at Charleston.

    Of course the Chelsea Flower Show is always a highlight.

    the sun brought out the flowers on this garden

    garden statue at end of flower borders Grey skies and chilly temperatures that gave the Chelsea Flower Show 2013 quite a subdued feel. But on the odd occasion the sun came out the flowers responded accordingly. Above : the sun shines and flowers on the Trailfinders Australian garden burst into flower. It really was heart-stoppingly lovely.

    english topiary garden This topiary garden was hidden in a dell in a Kent garden – I whooped with delight when I saw it.