F i r e t h o r n A Landscape and Garden Design Blog

March 5, 2010

Fused Glass Art for the Garden

Filed under: Design,General,Products — Tags: , , , , — Robin @ 10:17 am

Render of Light Kiln Glass Panels

Rogerstone Garden designer Robin Harry’s new venture Light Kiln Glass is producing fused glass art for the garden and home.  Check out the site here and the blog here

January 23, 2009

Front Garden Site

Filed under: Design,General,Plants,Products,Uncategorized — Robin @ 7:19 pm

Here’s an interesting site www.yourfrontgarden.com focusses on services and advice for front gardens (or front yards? for our American cousins?)

Looks like they’re doing a blog too

January 20, 2009

Book Review

Filed under: Uncategorized — Robin @ 8:21 am

The guys at Rogerstone Gardens have found another excellent book.  Check out the review here as a post in their new blog

January 17, 2009

Welcome to Rogerstone Gardens new Blog

Filed under: Uncategorized — Robin @ 8:21 am

Here’s a great garden design blog

January 15, 2009

New Blog

Filed under: Uncategorized — Robin @ 8:20 am

Rogerstone Gardens has started ther own blog – they’ll be updating it regularly during 2009.

Check it out here

Rogerstone Garden Blog

December 21, 2006

Front Garden Design in Bristol

Filed under: Example Design — Robin @ 7:45 am


Our contributor Bob has added one of his latest designs to his website.

The modern and contemporary design was created by Bob for a client in Bristol who wanted a  clean and distinctive solution to match their restored home.

Check out more pictures on his website here

December 20, 2006

Small Urban Gardens

Filed under: Book Reviews — Robin @ 3:44 pm


Excellent small book with examples of small gardens from around the world.  The styles are mostly contemporary but full of ideas that could be applied to other gardens.  


Beautiful photography enhances the enjoyment of the book.  Recommended

Available from Amazon for under £7.00 at time of writing


December 18, 2006

Centaurea montana ‘Alba’

Filed under: Flower,Plants,Spring Interest,Summer Interest — Robin @ 1:10 pm

Unusual pure white cultivar of the perennial Centaurea montana.  Likes a moist but well drained soil in sun or partial shade and flowers from late spring to mid summer

Summer Planting Combination

Filed under: Flower,Plant Combinations,Plants,Summer Interest — Robin @ 9:00 am


To remind everyone of the warm days of summer

A nice planting combination for a summer herbaceous mid border.  Verbena bonariensis combined with Pennisetum

This photo was taken at Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire, UK

More information about the gardens at Hardwick can be found here

December 17, 2006

National Museum Wales, St Fagans, nr Cardiff, Wales

Filed under: Public Gardens — Robin @ 1:26 pm


A less well known garden but well worth a visit.  This was featured on the BBC ‘Hidden Gardens’ programme.  Some lovely planting and interesting grand terraces


Entrance to the gardens and the whole Welsh Life museum is FREE

The official site is here

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