– Posted in: Bulbs, Garden Design

Written by Harry Pierik In his first article for GGW, A Hidden Paradise In the City, Harry introduced us to his magnificent Dutch garden. In this article, he shares some of the 200 different kinds of snowdrops that he has collected. It’s a pictoral delight! Harry has produced a short film ‘Garden of Eden Snowdrops in the Hidden[...]

Starting Over

– Posted in: Garden Design, Garden Musings

For several years now, I’ve talked and written about how living with ambiguity is an integral part of the creative process. My book, Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening, touches upon this subject in more detail.  I want to share a personal story with you that once again reminded me that learning to live with uncertainty is an[...]

Welcome back spring

– Posted in: Garden Design, Garden Photography
spring daffodils in my front meadow

With no apologies I welcome spring.  I welcome the chance to post new photos.  I welcome the challenge of simply taking new photos.  I welcome  the chance to get back to work.  Welcome back Gardening Gone Wild. Camellia sasanqua ‘Kanjiro’ I have not posted new photos for a couple months now, and Fran let me[...]

Planting up is a nerve-wracking job!

– Posted in: Garden Design
Yes, this garden is on a slope – not quite enough to make mulch roll off, but being north-facing means that it is quite cool – and the good thing about that is that it doesn’t dry out too much.

Planting up a client’s garden the day before yesterday. The third winter I have done this particular one. Good design jobs go like this – it’s an illusion, partly fostered by TV design and ‘make-over’ programmes that you can go in and plant up, and before you can say “Bob’s yer uncle” the garden is[...]