Friday Scout: garden and lifestyle inspiration

Amazing styling by la casita de wendy, found via Miss Moss

Happy Friday!  I have been blogging here for two months now – time flies. I have signed up to do the RHS Level 2 courses to further my horticultural knowledge a bit and will be doing this through the Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh’s distance learning.  Just waiting on my pack to arrive in the post.

My favourite posts from the last two months, which I would love people to check out, are: a visit to a unique London floating garden, Downings Road moorings / we visited Hampton Court Flower Show / and Potters Fields Park / and the Olympic Park gardens.

Here are some wonderful and interesting things found this week:

A flower shop visit on designlovefest

A fun, beautiful country wedding photographed by Emma Case (love the piglets)

A visit to Maltby Street market in London (a far more enjoyable experience than Borough)

How to make crepe paper anemones

Ben Pentreath’s book, English Decoration, looks like a must buy.  He previews it on his blog.

Lorraine & Owen Bartlett Lashley, vegetable growers, profiled on Spitalfields Life

The Drought of 2012, photographs on The Atlantic

The restoration of the Great Barn and Oast Houses at Great Dixter

RHS Hampton Court Flower Show: Best of the rest

Here are our final photographs from RHS Hampton Court Flower Show.  The lovely people at Badger beer were serving samples of their delicious range (Hopping Hare, a fave).  Their garden and beer fountains were lovely, but jam packed with people, so no photos.  Excellent sign though.

I love wildflower meadows…

The Garlic Farm‘s exhibit was my favourite in the Growing for Taste marquee.

Pennard Plants vegetable display.

Lovely Sussex hens at the Flyte so Fancy exhibit.

Rose of the year, You’re Beautiful.