Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens

A few photos from a recent trip to the botanical gardens. Nice to be inside steamy glasshouses whilst it is so bitter outside. Looking forward to the Orchid Festival that starts on the 4th February.        

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Salutation gardens

Salutation gardens

We happened to be in Sandwich, Kent in the month of September, which was the perfect time to visit the Lutyen's-designed Salutation Gardens. Resident head gardener, Steve Edney, is a dahlia specialist and the garden holds a collection of over 100 varieties, which were on show at the time. We also discovered a beautiful plant called Bidens Heterophylla, the white flower with yellow centres pictured below, which apparently works well as a cut flower and invasive (in a good way!) in the garden. This was identified for me on instagram by talented gardener and cut flower grower James Horner - who also takes beautiful...

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Sissinghurst

Sissinghurst

Had been meaning to visit Sissinghurst for so long and it didn't disappoint. It was a late, late Summer visit and whilst London gardens were beginning to look very empty, the gardens at Sissingurst were still overflowing and full of joy. Actually a really lovely time to go, as it was a little quieter and it made it seem perhaps more abundant given the contrast with London.            

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Favourite local front garden

Favourite local front garden

This is one of the best sights to behold in SE London. The dahlia and cosmos-filled front garden on Lordship Lane, about halfway between Forest Hill and East Dulwich.  

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