Cheltenham garden

Dove Cottage Nurseries

After finishing my training at RHS Wisley nearly 5 years ago, gulp, I spent some time working in rural Holland as described in other places on this site. One afternoon while busy working in the Nursery, a lovely but out of place Yorkshire lilt was audible across the beds. I said hello and spent a delightful few hours speaking [...]

Young Horticulturalist of The Year – West Midlands and South Wales 2014

Winner! Last week I took part in the final of the regional Young Horticulturalist and WON! So now i get to take part in the Grand Final; in Norwich against the other finalists from all over Great Britain. The competition is open to anyone over under the age of 30 on July 31st of this year. There were 2000 applicants [...]

Amazing Winter Protection – Cycas Revoluta

On a recent trip to Japan I visited Katsura Rikyu, the Imperial villa. Our equivalent may be Chequers. This was my second visit to the garden and it has to be one of the best in world. I cannot say what the material is made from as the translation did not come across clearly [...]

Some Friends Came to Visit…….

and one of them is a good photographer… Lythrum ‘Zigeuner Blut’ and Geranium ‘Orion’ in my Cheltenham garden Jason Brooks in my Cheltenham Garden Veronicastrum ‘Fascination’ in my Cheltenham garden Melianthus major in my Cheltenham gardens [...]