25th October 2018
25th October 2018
There was much excitement in Turret Grove as I had the BBC’s Gardeners’ World team filming me and small garden
The Gardeners’ World team were so kind lovely that it was a delight spending the day with them. Watch this space for a date that it will be broadcast
On Sunday 17th June I was interviewed on Broadcasting House on BBC Radio Four
It was so much fun taking about gardening on BH [Broadcasting House], as i’m Big Fan of Paddy and BH. Paddy was so sweet and made me feel so relaxed. I was delighted to asked to be on BH because can I talk about gardens and gardening for hours.
Update on last year’s opening. We had record number of visitors. Over 240 people visited the garden and we rose just over £1,500 for the NGS Charities
We are delighted to be opening (again) for the NGS (National Open Garden Scheme) in 2019.
35 Turret Grove, Clapham Old Town, SW4 0ES
Teas, Pimms, Cakes & Plants for sale
All monies raised goes to the National Garden Scheme charities
For many the 4th of July was American Independence Day. But for us it was the day we opened the garden as part of the Garden Museum 2017 walking tours of Clapham gardens that raises funds to support the museum.
The tour of Clapham explored seven urban gardens that are owned by amateur gardeners, artists, architects, professional designers, garden writers and bloggers and community volunteers and range in size from tiny to the generous town gardens. As much as I’m looking forward to welcoming this group of 30 I had concerns because I understood a large number of them are professional gardeners and garden designers. But I needn’t had worried as they loved the garden and it was a joy sharing it with them.
I also visited the wonderful gardens of Coleton Fishacre and what a time to visit. As high summer is the perfect time to see and explore this beautiful garden. The banks and borders were over flowing bright ribbons and swathes of colours. This all sits against a backdrop of stunning sea views. The Rill and walled Gardens are a pure joy and the hot border sang in the sunshine
see link: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/coleton-fishacre
It’ has also been a year of visiting and discovering lovely garden. Two highlights have been visiting Agatha Christie home (Greenway) and its delightful gardens, which being slightly overgrown was just my cup of tea.
The garden at Greenways sits within a woodland garden that waxes and weaves its way down to river Dart. It has spectacular views, colourful borders, a fernery, a walled garden and majestic trees. Many of which were planted to protect the privacy of Madam Christie.
I was honoured to be invited to see a wonderful garden that’s small but perfectly formed. The garden belongs to Jack and Chris and shows the amazing and wonderful things that can be done in a very small garden. And the good news is it’s going opening to the public on 23rd July 2017 as part of the NGS (National Open Garden Scheme). Address : 2 Littlebury Road, Clapham (1 -5 pm).
This small garden, creatively packed with bright colours and interesting plants. One of the many highlights of this garden is a living wall of 50 fern species, a micro-pond, tropical plants and quirky indoor plants. In July colour comes from monad, clematis, acanthus, salvia and aliums. September opening sees (Sunday 10 September (1 – 5pm) Dahlias in triumphant, unmissable glory. Owned by a garden designer/blogger who uses his garden as a trial ground for new ideas.
I’m so happy that people are going to be able to see this truly wonderful garden.
I urge people go and see this small but perfectly formed garden.