This is a garden I designed in 2014 and was installed by the clients during 2015. We were dealing with a slope and had the issue of underground services close to the surface. The oil tank was moved, patios at the back enlarged and new retaining walls built.
My clients kindly sent me the pictures, I have copied in their email:
Just thought you might like to see these photos of the garden now the trellis is in place
We are so pleased…
If you ever need trellis etc in your work we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the company we used… Stuart Garden Architecture based in Wiveliscombe
This is a garden I designed in 2014, the client has planted it as a white garden and is finding out that white flowers are not always white. So which are good whites?
Viola cornuta ‘Alba’
Choisya ternata ‘Alba’
Armeria maritima ‘Alba’
Digitalis purpurea ‘Alba’
Allium ‘Mount Everest’
Pulmonaria ‘Sissinghurst White’
Phlox ‘Mount Fuji’
to mention a few…
I am exhibiting my willow work alongside painters Miriam Sheppard and Ann Warren at The Round Tower, Black Swan Arts in Frome. The exhibition opened last Saturday and runs until 28th May.
Our works sits very well together and we have received many comments reflecting this. The Round Tower is a beautiful venue made all the more special by fabulous lunches, cakes and coffee served in the sunny courtyard outside.
Do come and say hello, we are open Monday – Saturday 10-5pm
I am secretary to the Shepton Mallet Horticultural Society and for the last 3 years we have been propagating snowdrop Galanthus ‘Magnet’ by chipping. Our 3 year old chips have started to flower this year and were planted out in front of Highfield House, James Allen’s former home.
James Allen was the first person to start hybridizing snowdrops in the late 19th Century and Shepton Mallet Horticultural Society are aiming to make the town famous for the snowdrop again.
The last of the pruning is done, working from a ladder I thinned the growing tips of the trees to ensure the leader is clear of side shoots. The plant hormone auxin is produced in the growing tips creating cell elongation in plant cells (extension growth). Removing side shoots allows the auxins to be most concentrated in the tip of the central leader therefore encouraging fast growth in height.
It is a good idea to get the tree to grow to its full height as quickly as possible, once side branches get established low down then they divert sap from the leader.