Gardening is a political act… Don’t do it in a bubble.

Henk Gerrritsen was a brilliant garden designer who never got to see his full potential. His gardens are about the battle between man and nature; a battle that man should enjoy losing. In his gardens he lets weeds takeover: Hogweed; Bindweed and Hemlock… because their beauty and their terrifying triphid-like features mesmerized him …I would … Continue reading Gardening is a political act… Don’t do it in a bubble.

The gardened meadow

This is the Walnut meadow and the Blossom bank. A mass of cornfield annuals: oxeye daisy; poppy; corn cockle; corn marigold and corn chamomile. These are a one-hit wonder: they won’t be here next year and they’ll only last about a month. The cornfield annuals are what are traditionally thought of as “meadow flowers”… But … Continue reading The gardened meadow