Our tiny shop garden ..
Is one of my very favourite places here, it’s minute, I mean ... really tiny, but somehow I manage to spend ages batting about in there.
I made a very wonky and rickety chestnut paling fence, and a gate. Put down a few stone flags for a little path and edged it with drainage pipes ... and that’s it. My tiny bit of loveliness.
I bought seeds from Sarah Raven and then had to ask a dear friend to grow them for me, due to having no space . Apparently I bought enough seeds to cover seven football pitches, for an area the size of an actual double bed.
are a classic British garden flower and are fab for their long flowering season, super vase life and the added delight of the bees and butterflies loving them.
Ammi majus ..
or Bishops flower, has lacy white flowers, a little like a delicate cow parsley, and looks amazing arranged all by itself (or with others obviously)
a beautiful flower with dense flower spikes in a brilliant range of colours, it makes a good cut flower with an excellent vase life.
so beautiful and most popular, loved for their flowerheads and their gorgeous colours, apart from the yellow, red and orange ... obvs.
one of my very favourites, if you have steps or paths that you want softening, this will be perfect. It flowers for about 9 months of the year and gently self seeds in all the little places.
I would love hollyhocks ... but they do not love me, and I would very much like whole acres of aquilegia, but again, they aren’t keen sadly xx