My workshop is in the garden of my parent's house and my mum has the most wonderful garden. We're currently planning a cutting garden and she has planted a load of foliages and other plants that I will eventually be able to cut (I’m so impatient waiting for them to grow!)
I thought it would be nice to give you a tour of the garden in all four seasons, starting with spring, so keep your eyes peeled for the other posts over the rest of this year. I love the garden in springtime (it’s my favourite season) – seeing all the new growth and watching flowers pop up all over the place. The garden looks its best in the summer when all the beds are full but there is still plenty of interest at this time of year.
We currently have tulips in bloom and blossom on the fruit trees, as well as bluebells and forget-me-nots, although the daffodils and narcissi have now run their course and the muscari is on its way out. This is also the time of year when the peonies are growing – there are four plants in the garden and they’re my favourite flower, so it’s really exciting to watch their progress!
We’re growing all sorts for the cutting garden – ammi, cosmos, zinnias, delphiniums, larkspur, sweet peas, clary, nigella, bupleurum, penstemon, antirrhinum – by the summer I’m hoping to sell some little posies from a stall outside the house. I'll provide more details on my plans nearer the time.