My very first cover and as you already know….I’m rather pleased.
This article by Kristy Ramage captures her family’s beautiful garden in springtime. It really is as idyllic as it looks, in fact more so in real life, there is a feast for the eye at every turn, their garden is still young but looks like it’s been there for decades. With just a little thought and careful plant selection you can create a beautiful tapestry of colour not just with flowers but foliage too, for example the dark sumptuous petals of Tulipa ‘Paul Scherer’ being echoed by the copper beech in the back ground, then use those pretty bright buttons of light colour, such as Tulipa ‘Verona’ or Tulipa ‘Violet Beauty’.
I hope the article inspires you to try something new for next spring. If I was to choose one tulip it would without doubt be Tulipa ‘Belle Epoque’, it’s peony form adds soft warm tones of apricot pink into any border which fade into a papery translucence as it ages, heaven!
If you get the chance to pick up a copy of Gardens Illustrated (April 2016), there is also a fascinating article on Natural Beekeeping. Oh so very Stroud… I must get busy…!