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