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A Summer Stroll to Hampstead


The Frustrated Gardener

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For the first time this year, London swelters under hot sunny skies. We took a walk from our home in Highgate across the Heath to Hampstead. Gardens for once look dry and weary, signalling the start of late summer. Hydrangeas and Japanese anemones luxuriate in the shade. The pace is slow in London at this time of year, anyone not on holiday is making the most of sunshine and the city’s relative August emptiness. The ponds on the Heath were packed with swimmers and every inch of sun and shade was being taken advantage of for picnics, newspaper reading or sunbathing.

Our mission was to find somewhere nice for lunch (well done to The Wells in Well Walk, which is always good) and to visit Fenton House, a rare National Trust property in this part of north London. More on that shortly. Whilst the ground might be dry, this is…

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Perfect Porcelain


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I have just stumbled across these simply stunning porcelain planters by Farrah Sit. How amazing are they?

Made with a bisque exterior,the unglazed porcelain has a soft, chalky character that is complimented perfectly by the tan leather strap. The interior is clear glazed, making the piece functional as a planter or wall storage piece. Choose from the single planters as pictured or they are also available as a tiered set.

Don’t they just ooze understated glam? Kinda like the Calvin Klein of hanging pots for your home. What a stunning collection!

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Wearable Planter


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We came across these cute little  planters by Wearable Planters on Etsy and thought that we must share it. It’s such a simple & clever idea- you can wear it as a necklase, decorate your bike or hand bag or use it as a brooch!

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FLOWER SHOW part 2


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Today we had a very warm day, at least untill mid afternoon, then the sky turned grey and we can expect some heavy rain and thunderstorms. All the other days were cool with sun, clouds, wind and rain once in a while, very unpredictable. It is sooo difficult for us to plan a bbq !We always need a plan B.

Here is the second part of the flowershow pictures. It was a fuchsia show but there were other flowers on display too.

A SELECTION OF PELARGONIUMS

ANGELWING BEGONIA

MILLIONBELL

FUCHSIA THRYPHILLA

PELARGONIUM SPECIES

A LITTLE CUTIE !

THE LOCATION OF THE SHOW WAS IN A GARDEN OF A CHURCH, THIS IS ONE OF THE WINDOWS OF THE CHURCH

THE INSIDE OF THE CHURCH

BEGONIA

A HOSTA WITH  TINY LEAFS

MORE HOSTA’S AND A POND IN THE BACK

WHITE AND GREEN BOX

YELLOW AND GREEN BOX

LANTANA

BEGONIAS AND A POND…

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Bling Gardens: Kokedama Comes to Americ… Huh?


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Bling Gardens: Kokedama Comes to Americ…huh?

— This blog was first published 4 years ago. I thought string gardens would be a passing fancy but, no, I was wrong again in calling an end to a trend. Hey, at least I got miniature gardening right, right?? ;o) I still enjoy these photos as I wasn’t able to keep them alive for very long – I was unable to regulate the dampness of the soil that these plants needed. If you try this, chose drought-tolerant plants that don’t mind when the soil dries out, like tropical succulents for example. —

String gardens. It’s the new thing. Trees and plants dangling from the ceiling, suspended by a piece of string.

But, something was missing.

There was certain beauty in the simplicity but these dangling plants were lacking that little something to make them, well, you Fairy Gardening with Two Green Thumbs.comknow, pretty.

So, I spent some time…

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More little xericstyle planters…


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I had a lot of fun this morning – let me show you my latest…

This color knocks my socks off.  I first saw an Aloe dorotheae on danger garden,  and knew I had to have one.  Imagine how surprised I was when I went to the nursery for something else yesterday, a yucca jabbed through my wrist vein and I was bleeding all over the place, and then I looked over and saw THE aloe for 40% off!  Yep, it was all worth it!  

I really love the way it looks like a starburst.  I planted sedum makinoi ogon underneath to bring out the funky greens.

I have had this hanging tea light holder for years and I have used it for various things – but then it came to me today while planting my aloe and sedum combo – a hanging succulent garden!  Duh, of course!  I…

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Gardening in hanging containers (St. Lucas Institute Ghent / Willem Van Cotthem)


CONTAINER GARDENING

The construction of an interim vegetable garden on a former playground, to be transformed into new workplaces by the St. Luke Architecture School of Science & Arts, offered a group of motivated bachelor students of the course Interior Architecture a chance to accept the “green challenge”. Armed with shovels and rakes, potting soil and seeds, garden guides, sketch paper and a laptop, a paved, polluted and overgrown piece of the city was transformed into an outdoor studio where sun and rain determine the daily rhytm of life .

Thus, future interior designers could study how gardening and ‘a garden as a workshop’ can be integrated into their profession.

How to garden successfully in your own house?

The designing of this experimental garden as a house of weed and food (* HOW, House of Weed) was the first step. Taking stock of a collective inventory of the stored resources, both materials…

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