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