News – May 2015

May 23rd, 2015

Massive progress in the Magic Garden the last couple of weeks.  Lots of the seedlings we brought on in the poly-tunnel are ready to plant out and with lots of manure to dig into our beds and plenty of volunteer help we’ve been getting them in the ground

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Elsewhere I’ve been enjoying the season and all that it brings both in the outside world and the gardens I tend.  Cow parsley season always makes me happy, and this combination of Anthriscus sylvestris ‘Ravenswing’ – posh cow parsley with dark purple-black foliage planted in a Fiveways garden a couple of years ago – and self seeded forget-me-not is one I’ve been enjoying



I love contrasting foliage, particularly in a shady spot where flowering plants struggle.  The newly emerging heart shaped, red edged leaves of Epimedium rubra in particular has been getting me all a-flutter.  Here on it’s own and combined with Helleborus x hybridus with and more cow parsley.  There is some Dryopteris affinis fern just out of shot too.





15th May 2015

A couple of pictures of a very nearly finished recent design and build project.  A very small, steeply sloped garden in Hove held lots of challenges for so small a space, but we have managed to achieve the clean lines and light, Mediterranean feel we were aiming for in the end.  Here are some before shots:


And after:


Travertine tiles edged in marble mosaic tiles give a really warm feeling to the space, and climbers will soon cover the archway seat.

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