Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day – Evergreen August

Welcome to Garden Blogger’s Foliage Day (GBFD) for August 2017.  My apologies for being absent last month.  Part of my reason for not blogging during all of July was that it was so hot I hardly spent any time outside at all unless it was by the sea or at the lake!  It was only enjoyable to have breakfast outside, lunch and dinner were eaten in the relative coolness of inside the house.  Those of you imagining me sitting on the terrace under the covering of the wisteria were I’m afraid dreaming of some other place.  With some days reaching the dizzy heights of 42°C (104°F) it was unbearable for me to be sitting even in the shade. Continue reading

Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day – After the rains came!

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

GBFD – Green June

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