Posts Tagged ‘perennials’

Designing rhythm and movement into your garden
Jan
10

With a succession of storms lashing us these past few weeks your garden may be looking a bit wind ravaged and waterlogged. Now though is a good time to take stock of your garden and perhaps look at ways to make your garden more inspiring for this spring and summer. But where do I start?   A good place is to consider some basic garden design principles. These include such things as; rhythm, repetition, balance, proportion, simplicity, unity, and focal points. Creating a rhythm to your garden will help create a natural flow and movement to your garden. Rhythm… Read More »

Birds, bees and butterflies
Aug
16

At this time of year gardens should be havens for wildlife; they should be full of movement, alive with butterflies, moths and hoverflies, travelling from flower to flower, and with bees picking up pollen and nectar to take back to their hive. As the insects move from flower to flower, they pollinate other plants, including vegetables; squash and courgettes, fruits; apples and plums, and cherries, enabling these plants set seed or bear fruit. There are also other benefits to having insects around; hoverfly larvae hoover up aphids, in turn swooping Swifts, House Martins and bats… Read More »