Potters Fields Park

We passed through the garden in Potters Fields Park (near Tower Bridge in London) a few weeks ago and took these pictures.  It’s a bit of a gem of a place as the paths immediately beside the Thames were heaving with Saturday crowds and this lovely space was comparatively empty and peaceful.  The planting is fantastic with waves of colour and texture.  It was designed by Piet Oudolf, who has also worked on New York’s High Line and my favourite  Serpentine Pavilion to date.

DIY Greenhouses


Another for the one day file… I do very much like a nice, traditional greenhouse ala Hartley Botanic and I fell a little bit in love with them at RHS Hampton Court.  But I have to say, even more I just love the look of home made DIY greenhouses made from old windows and doors.  The more ramshackle, the better.




Dietlind Wolf: flora styling

These photographs are by prolific prop stylist Dietlind Wolf, based in Hamburg Germany.  Her blog is pure inspiration featuring food, product as well as floral styling.  Have to admit that food styling usually leaves me cold, but I am loving her work.  Her portfolio is incredibly diverse, whilst showing great restraint within each series.  There is much, much more to be seen on the Dietlind Wolf website, you could easily get lost in the imagery for hours.

Friday Scout: outdoor inspiration

Happy Friday!  Every week I share the best outdoorsy and gardening blog posts for your distraction and pleasure.  We found the above echinacea in Potters Fields Park in London: a full post to come.

Garden rage, on the Guardian’s wonderful Comment Is Free site. Hilarity. The things that get people riled, everything from slugs to fornicating foxes.

Flower Constructions by Anne Ten Donkelaar on Flowerona.  Amazing.

Homemade Sunburn Soother on Design Sponge.  Ok, so it’s the worst summer of all time.  But maybe, just maybe, some of us in the UK may need this recipe next week.

I could link to Soule Mama’s blog each week it’s that good.  This week her family were in receipt of turkeys!

Ben Pentreath visits Rousham

Lovely desktop images by the Weaver House on design.love.fest

A Floating Garden in London

Floating Garden near Tower Bridge

We visited this amazing floating garden on Sunday through a National Gardens Scheme open day.  The Downings Road moorings are home to a group of historic trading vessels which are now home to a creative, residential community.  The boats are connected by walkways with are surrounded either side by lovely garden beds.  I was completely amazed at what they had achieved in such an unusual place: trees growing on a boat!  I would definitely recommend a visit next time they are open.

Tower Bridge, London

The moorings are very close to Tower Bridge and so we had a nice view of the new Olympic rings suspended above the river.

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