Friday Scout – winter inspiration

 Image by dietlind wolf

Happy Friday everyone!  Here are some nice things to peruse in your spare moments.

Toby Buckland’s beginner’s guide to starting a veg patch

Flower Safari exhibition styling

Winners of the RHS Photographic Competiton

Into the woods – a lovely idea

The Island Where People Forget to Die

A Moonrise Kingdom inspired photoshoot

A wedding in a swedish apple orchard on Green Wedding Shoes

Photographs by Matt Bower

Mountain decor on Architectural Digest

Amazing Christmas styling by Dietlind Wolf

Friday Scout – outdoor inspiration for the weekend

Hi folks.  As usual, here is a small selection of nice things found on the internet this week.  Hope you have wonderful weekends.  Tomorrow I am hopefully visiting the London Wetland Centre – I have my fingers crossed for some sun!

The best forests and woodlands

About a farm: Ben Pentreath’s blog is an utter joy.  This post is about the beauty of farm dereliction.

Nursery dinner party by Kinfolk at Terrain, in Philadelphia.  Beautiful photographs by Partker Fitzgerald.

Drying herbs by Amy Merrick

The love of heirloom pumpkins on Fig & Fauna.

Beautiful autumnal photographs on Wellies & Vogue

Jekka McVicar: Keeper of the Herboretum, a profile on the Oxonian Gardener blog (oh, I want to be Jekka McVicar when I grow up)

Friday Scout

 Taken at the Alcázar in Seville

Gosh it is dark outside.  I can’t believe that last week we were in Seville, where it was 33 c and glorious.  I have to say that I feel slightly more comfortable with the onset of winter having had that sunny break, however.

As usual, here are this week’s finds:

Great set and styling of Alela Diane by Swanfield Boutique

On Design Sponge, Decorating your Doorstep and If you’re waiting for a sign

Todd Selby previews his new book, Edible Selby, featuring photographs of the gardens, homes and kitchens of inspiring culinary folk

You say tomato, I say tomato, a tale of a bountiful crop

A visit to the Somerset Cider Brandy Co., on Gardenista

I couldn’t make it to the RHS London Harvest Festival as we were in Seville, but the Guardian have some lovely photographs of the spoils

Also on the Guardian, why leaving seedheads is good for winter wildlife

A photo series on East New York Farms on the NY Times

Have a GREAT weekend!

Friday Scout

Icelandic Poppies. Photo by Florist Sarah Winward

Hooray for Friday.  We have lots of potential plans for this weekend. Maybe a ramble in Henley tomorrow and maybe the Great Dixter Dachshund Day on Sunday.  The garden could also do with some attention!  Here are my favourite finds this week:

From the Galloping Gardener: Head for Britain’s Greatest Glasshouses

Check out the first edition of digital magazine Voyage

An interesting DIY for moss covered table numbers for those organising a wedding or event

Leaf Peeping: beautiful autumn colours on verhext

SouleMama’s October Garden (we have squash envy)

New York’s High Line: Is London ready for the gritty side of green?

The Chelsea Fringe is calling for volunteers and projects

Calling all veg growers: The Garlic Farm are looking for the best amateur garlic grower for The Great British Garlic Challenge!  A fantastic prize is on offer.