I adore the London Eye…I went on it when it was born and I think it’s one of London’s better things. …Plants make it even BETTERER This was Andy Sturgeon’s one-day pod-fantasy conceived for a project called Cityscapes. …It is very, very very pretty, especially when the Thames is all a-glitter…. Plant list is simple: [...]
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…She hasn’t space for bushes…so instead she wall-trains them. …It takes a while…. These have been here for as long as I can remember – (the pink one was given to my mother at the birth of my older brother)….What I’m trying to say is that they’re older than ME. I don’t remember them ever [...]
Here’s the poppy garden that I posted on way back when… All done up with honesty and erysimum… The owners don’t go in for any fancy gardening…. They just SCATTER seeds, and do nothing else.. Very bad photos…sorry.
You make me wanna …re-turf my entire garden and do this: Narcissus ‘February Gold’ …. Tens of faaaahhhzens of ‘em Making you feel glad to be alive. Thanks Kew - that was spectacular.
Somebody loves their dahlias…. I’ve been meaning to snap this garden for ages. Glad I waited till now though, because I think it’s at its best in October with dahlias a-go-go. It’s in an uber-posh street with big houses. I don’t know who lives there, but I love that they haven’t done the usual ‘tidy’ [...]
Been meaning to post this for some time… The sort of bench you need to buy another bench for, so you can sit and gaze at it. from a friend’s garden that I love…terrible photo, but hey ho. Have a lovely sunday x
…The unexpected things are always the best This is the garden of some friends who had some building work done to produce a sunken seat in the space. Before the builder got there, the garden had one small patch of poppies. He turned over rather a lot of earth and it got spread about a [...]
It’s really most upsetting to have to face up to the fact that I won’t be Queen, so to make things feel a bit better (and celebrate marriage to someone far far hunkier than Prince William will ever be) we jumped in the car for a weekend away – no Babeties allowed. I had carefully [...]
….Entrances Here are two I’m entranced by: (sorry the picture quality is so awful…these were taken on my telephone) How much do I love these two entrances? VERY much is how much! The one on the left was taken somewhere off the M3 motorway. The little tiny crack of a flowerbed is planted with begonias [...]
Yesterday was a beautiful day. Yesterday The Babety woke at 6.30am rather than 5am. Yesterday I was not giving a ‘talk’.* Yesterday my Rosa ’Scentimental’ came out. Yesterday I went to this seriously yummy NGS garden opening. I’m going to declare and interest here. Jenny and Ricky Raworth’s garden is one of my favourite gardens in the [...]