June 2013

Fire Baskets

At the Malvern and Chelsea RHS shows this year - there were some absolutely fantastic fire baskets.  I think they can add so much presence when dining/sitting with a glass of wine outsde, especially as we have just had Midsummer's Day and lets face it - temperatures are only going to drop !

I purchased my Joff Hopper Fire Basket a few years ago and I love it - check them out at


Candelabra primulas in drifts

NGS- a visit to wildside

Last weekend I visited Keith and Ros Wiley's Garden 'Wildside' at Buckland Monachoram. It was absolutely transfixing, the planting was exquisite.  I really recommend a visit - I think it’s open for the first 4 days of the months until Oct.  Other National Gardens Scheme (NGS) gardens are open all around us this summer - it really is a fantastic pastime - I love to go and grab a plant via the plant sales - you never know what extremely rare or interesting plant you are going to find and the teas are excellent.

A Planting Plan in Devon

Planting Plans

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South Devon Garden Design

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