Hybrid musk roses (Penelope & Buff Beauty), Rugosa roserie de l'hay
Posts tagged with "to brighten a dark courtyard"
Artichokes, elephant garlic and Allium Purple Rain
Also mid-summer, self-sown red valerian (Centranthus ruber), Geranium Brookside, yellow Phlomis fruticosa
Mid-summer, Eremurus Cleopatra and Geum Princess Juliana in a new bed
At this time of year when the predominant colours are yellow (daffodils and primroses) and blue (forget-me-nots), more and more, I like orange tulips. They go so well with the dry colours of late winter - sage, phlomis, cistus - and the new growth of spring.
A photo of the cupola made and in place...
This was a nice surprise, five years after I had produced a sketch design for a cupola to embellish a folly on the Isle of Wight - and had forgotten all about it - I was sent some photos of it. Here's the sketch which I believe hangs in the folly and a photo of thing...
Mark Lutyens garden seat under a plane tree in Somerset. Deigned by ML and made by master craftsman Rob Hibberd. (St Patrick's Day 2021)
Mark sitting on his tree seat in a cloud of blue cornflowers, in the new walled garden at Hillsborough Castle, July 2019
The Dovecote or Shell House in the Walled Garden at Hillsborough Castle: Designed by Mark Lutyens & Catherine FitzGerald; made by craftsmen from The Prince's Trust, 2019