Welcome to the Sarah Raven blog! 210 articles Sort by: The long dark days of January just make me want to go into hibernation, curled up like a little hedgehog in a cosy pile of leaves! I find it far... January. A quiet time in the garden. Cold mornings and short afternoons mean I’ve done little…
Roses in Mixed Borders
Planting roses in a mixed border is one of the easiest ways of enjoying roses in your garden. Combine shrub roses, other shrubs, perennials and annuals to create a tapestry of different colours and textures. Planning a mixed border thinking about colour The colour of the roses and accompanying plants in a mixed border is a matter of personal taste, but there are a few simple guidelines you can follow. Decide if you want to stick to a narrow colour scheme or if you would like to go for…
This is What Happens when Your Spring Flowers Are at Their Best ...
1. Hanging Bucket 2. Spilled Pot 3. Tulip and Pansies 4. Raised Garden Beds 5. Perennial Border 6. Stunning Flower Ball 7. Bird House and Clemati Flowers 8. Planting along a Low Fence
Cottage gardens: create yours with our planning tips and picture perfect ideas
Wondering how to create a cottage garden? Follow our advice on planning this popular, traditional garden style, full of colourful flowers, including everything from the layout to best plants
Always one of the first English Roses to start flowering, its perfect scrolled buds open to large, rosette-shaped flowers of bright glowing pink. The beautiful, perfectly balanced Old Rose scent is often described as being the quintessential Old Rose fragrance. A vigorous rose; it will form a medium-sized, upright shrub. Named for the famous garden designer and author. David Austin, 1986.