Good Friday Scout


Happy Easter everyone.  We have scaled down the gardening plans for this weekend due to the cold.  Woe.  Instead I think we shall be tidying the flat, visiting the pub and venturing out for a day of fun on Steve’s birthday on Monday.  Here is some good stuff to keep you entertained this weekend.

The Women’s Room meets Alys Fowler (i’m an Alys fangirl!)

A delivery of spring chicks on Soule Mama

Spring bulbs in London’s Inner Temple Garden

Apps for gardeners

Wilder interview Emmy’s Pickles and Jams 

Supernatural floral styling on Miss Moss

Dig the Outside has introduced a new interview series ‘meet the people’

Hortillonnages of Amiens

Arranging an Easter Bouquet with Sarah Raven

Views from the High Line in winter

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Taken on our visit to RHS Harlow Carr in Harrogate

Happy Friday! I’ve had another busy week with illustration clients, finishing up two really lovely projects (a logo and a baby portrait) and planning for the next two.  I’ve not had much time available to spend in the garden, but we’ve pencilled in a few days during the Easter break to get things going. Here are some of my favourite posts this week.

Tapping for maple syrup on Soule Mama

The Agrarian Kitchen on Kinfolk

Palm Springs Cactarium on Amy Merrick’s blog

High-rise Gardening on the Guardian

Inspiration from Lambley Nursery on Studio G

The Kitchen Garden Revisited

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hyacinth vases

Image source: Lines from Linderhof

It is a beautiful sunny day in London, there are two foxes currently sunning themselves on our shed roof. Unfortunately I am feeling poorly and am hoping I will be better by tomorrow so I can have a poke around outside.  In the meantime, here are the best things I found online this week:

Have just discovered this blog, Lost Artisan, using pictures to explore lost arts

A Wedding at Babylonstoren on Miss Moss.  Love that they’ve used cabbage in their table styling.

Photos of Hutt Lagoon in Australia

Flower Constructions by Anne Ten Donkelaar on Design*Sponge and some lovely pots by Atelier Stella

A photo series on flower growers preparing for St Valentine’s Day

In the Garden, a post on Toast’s lovely blog

Getting ideas from visits to RHS Harlow Carr on Dig the Outside

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Pattern by artist Katie Scott

It’s a nail in London’s coffin when gardens are covered over, a comment piece on the Guardian.  Concreted gardens make me very sad indeed.

A visit to Great Dixter on Gardenista and another featuring the products made by the on-site woodsman

An interesting piece by Tim Richardson on modernising the National Trust’s gardens

This is Your Kingdom, the online guide for lovely things to do in the UK, has had a redesign

More recommendations for snowdrop sightings, this time from the Country Living Magazine team

The Best of British Gardens in February, on the Galloping Gardener

Beautiful floral design for this contemporary wedding by Leafy Couture


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This is Holly Grove in Peckham under the first dumping of January snow, a few days after we returned from New Zealand.  What a welcome.  I love the novelty of snow, but I have to admit that I am counting down the days to the arrival of spring.

So, happy Friday!  Here is the first of many Friday Scout posts for 2013, with the best things i’ve found online in recent times:

The Best Places to see Snowdrops

Amazing lighting designs by Nervous System using leaf and pollen structures

The Selby visits the Kings County Distillery

Rose harvesting for oil in Bulgaria (via 101 Cookbooks)

Latest favourites on Gardenista: Dried Hydrangeas and Vines as Indoor Decor

Photos of Amy Merrick’s beautiful flower studio

One Year at Worlds End (recommend a poke around the rest of the website, an inspiration!)