Summer is ticking away. Too quickly? What can we do? Second summer month, if you live in the northern hemisphere, is right at our doorstep. Here are some inspirational garden […]Read more
Month: June 2022
What an attractive second life!
These planters were born into a life as plastic food containers that at some point morphed into hanging baskets. And what an attractive second life! As we speak they are […]Read more
Roman town of Turris Libisonis & more.
Porto Torres in the northern parts of Sardinia to me comes across like a dichotomy. As you arrive by bus you ride through a massive industrial estate that has seen […]Read more
Garden impressions of a port town.
I’m in Porto Torres, a port town in northern Sardinia, Italy. A major reason to visit this part of the island is the nearby Parco Nazionale dell’Asinara. Due to relative […]Read more
Summary of the garden situation – Alghero.
My stay in Alghero, Sardinia is coming to an end. For a couple of days at least. So time for a short summary of the garden situation in this ancient […]Read more
I’m now in Oleander …
I’m now in Oleander I was about to say. But closer to the truth is that I’m in Alghero, Sardinia where I can see oleander (Nerium oleander) in and around […]Read more
Some kind of cedar trees?
Well, I’m back in London. The weather this morning put on a grand show with full sun and lovely summer temperature. Took a stroll in Battersea park and as per […]Read more
Soaked in garden knowledge.
Out and about on this sunny day in London I decided to pay a quick visit to the RHS Lindley Library located in a majestic Arts and Crafts-style building in […]Read more
Used to be a luggage factory.
I revisited a cute little garden/park in the weekend that I once upon a time used to walk through pretty much every day. When you move house things tend to […]Read more
Inspirational garden designs – w24-2022.
“An addiction to gardening is not all bad when you consider all the other choices in life” (said by Cora Lea Bell). You could quite easily replace gardening with gardens […]Read more
A bird situation.
There is currently a bird situation going on. If us humans and other threatening species are not being subject to rather scary flyovers by seagulls, there are warning signs in […]Read more
On the lookout for new deckchairs.
I’m on the lookout for new deckchairs for my terrace. I have a vision of a stylish rather low wooden foldable chair with armrests. No too much of a recline […]Read more
Writing on the wall.
Writing on the wall often refers to an ominous warning; a prediction of bad luck. It can, however, just be what it says. Like here, for example, names carved into […]Read more
What blooming is going on now?
This time of the year it’s like you want to hold up a Stop sign, putting time on hold. Blooms and vegetation in general are just exploding in front of […]Read more
Bonsai – the ultimate in garden design?
Went to a neat little exhibition at the Botanical Garden here in Gothenburg yesterday. A chap called Magnus Svenningsson who’s been working with and had bonsai trees as an interest […]Read more
Inspirational garden designs -w23-2022.
Well, it’s been quite a week for me. But great garden design inspiration keeps on coming. And how brill isn’t that? Below follows some outlooks I found particularly interesting, they […]Read more
Bordering on perfect garden city.
Spent the day in Enköping, Sweden learning about perennials, annuals and ornamental grasses. It was a grey day initially. Sadly it went from bad to worse, soon it was raining […]Read more
Garden delights of Stockholm.
Today again went on a train journey, swishing through the Swedish countryside, eventually ending up in Stockholm. Am about to go on another field trip learning as much as I […]Read more
Match blooms with the house colour.
“I always, always match blooms with the house colour”, I heard a garden designer say not so long ago. In my part of the world, most house facades come in […]Read more
Unfortunate garden areas?
I live on the west coast of Sweden, which is roughly classified as USDA plant hardiness zone 7a. For this country this is a fortunate growing zone. The northern parts […]Read more
Had to say goodbye…
The other day had to say goodbye to one of my indoor plants. You develop a relationship with your plants over the years. It was therefore with some guilt that […]Read more
Benefits of pleached trees.
Pleaching is a technique for training trees and shrubs into forms that don’t come naturally. It goes back to at least medieval times and might therefore be considered somewhat, well, […]Read more
Gardens @ Hampton Court Palace.
Festivities in connection with celebrating Queen Elisabeth’s Platinum Jubilee in Britain is well underway. A great occasion for me to convey some pics from a visit to Hampton Court Palace […]Read more
Inspirational garden designs -w22-2022.
Whoever said that to be happy for an hour you should get drunk but to be happy for a lifetime, plant a garden, missed an opportunity: to get drunk and […]Read more
Spectral Self Container.
Colourful art works (not graffiti mind you) adorning public places are not that common. At least not where I’m looking. As colour makes me happy, I was rather pleased to […]Read more