Posts tagged: 'flowers'

Bring bright and bold colours to your urban garden

Summer is coming! As I write this outside the weather is glorious, and I'm itching to get out into my urban garden to have a potter. Summer plants bring the brightest and boldest flowers of the year, and in this post I focus on plants to buy and plant now to make your urban garden pop with colour this summer.

Planting for summer: seeds and bulbs to plant now

April is a key month to do a little work so your outdoor urban garden is stunning come the summer. Imagine warm nights, sat out among pots of beautiful flowers, sipping on a glass of wine, maybe with a few friends, maybe eating a salad freshly picked from your urban garden. Sounds like heaven to me! And you can achieve all this by spending a little time planting seeds and bulbs in April, even if you only have a window box and a few pots to plant them in.

Focus on Colour: Blue

Blue, the colour of the sky and the sea, is one of the rarer colours in the garden. In this article I round up some of my favourite blue flowered plants which can make a cool and calming addition to your urban garden. And as a bonus, all of these plants are loved by bees and butterflies!

How To Create A Mini Meadow In A Washing Machine Drum

Think of a meadow and what does it conjure up? I’m thinking of hot summer days; skipping through meadows in a pretty dress, lying in the tall grasses and looking up at the sky. Except I don’t think I’ve ever done that, ever, and I now live in a city where I don’t remember ever seeing a meadow. But… I love meadows. There is something incredibly romantic about them, don’t you think?

10 plants I discovered at the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show

I went to the Chelsea Flower show on Saturday, and discovered so many plants I'd never seen before - all of which have now been added to my plant wish list!