Welcome to GBFD; I promised when I said that I wouldn’t be posting every month any more that I would post if I thought there was something worth sharing with you.
I complain most years that there is no autumn colour in my garden except for the Pomegranate, that changes to a lovely buttery yellow each year. Continue reading →
Welcome to GBFD, a day to forget the flowers, if you can, and concentrate on the qualities of foliage. Continue reading →
Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day. Sorry I am a day late but life rather got in the way. I also have to admit that nothing very different is happening in My Hesperides Garden regarding foliage this month. Continue reading →
Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day where I share with you my belief that to have a garden that pleases you all year foliage must be a major consideration when choosing plants. Continue reading →
Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day where I ask you to look at and appreciate your foliage more. I’m always glad when bloggers that I follow mention that they have been inspired to consider the benefits that good foliage bestows after reading about my approach to foliage. It isn’t that I don’t want flowers, it is that those flowers usually need the support of good foliage and structural planting to show themselves at their best. Continue reading →
Welcome to GBFD, where foliage is the star rather than the flowers! That’s a good thing in my August garden as flowers are in short supply. What foliage stands up to the high temperatures, warm winds and lack of rain in August? Continue reading →
This month I don’t want to focus on individual plants but on the forms created in the garden by pruning and pose the question is this natural? Continue reading →
June has sped by; so much so that the fact that today is the 22nd of the month had completely passed me by as you will know as I said yesterday that I would be posting about the cut flower beds today, ho hum, that will have to be tomorrow now; Cathy at Rambling in the garden has posted about her cut flowers today so perhaps those who want to join with that should link to her. But I hope you will join me in writing about your foliage too because even though I know your June gardens are filled with flowers it is the foliage that makes the garden look truly beautiful. Continue reading →
Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day on a beautiful warm sunny day in May. Continue reading →
Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day for April; I hope you will join me in exploring the virtues of good foliage planting in the garden this month.
I have been wondering what foliage I would feature in today’s post; looking through my images there wasn’t one that didn’t have some colour from flowers and although I have often written about the key part foliage plays in supporting the flowering plants that isn’t what I want to focus on today. Continue reading →