This year I have been making succulent hanging baskets, they are easier to look after, do not need watering much and they look really exotic. I have made mine a little different though, I like all things kitsch and retro and so have incorporated this theme into my pot and basket designs. One of them has been lined with sheeps wool, great liner for baskets, looks different, keeps the roots warm and birds love taking bits of it for their nests, so helping the local wildlife too.

Well we are in August now and everything is growing so much.  It is really important to keep up with the deadheading! Otherwise the roses and perennials will not continue flowering. I have become really into ornamental grasses this year, and am about to plant up a customers border with some beautiful grasses, and I shall put up a picture when it is done.  Infact all the grasses have done really well this year, they don’t mind it a bit dry.

The vegetable garden is now beginning to produce, I put the runner beans in late and so they are only just showing me some beans! The parsnips look massive but the tomatoes are late and are not ripening at all! Lots of potatoes need to be dug as they have now flowered.

I shall sign off for now but will return with pics of recently planted border for a customer and the border full of ornamental grasses.