Staghorn SumacRS

Staghorn Sumac

September is the season of the magnificent Staghorn tree (Rhus typhina).  It is a spectacular at this time of year when the ripe berries stand upright.  In the winter, without the leaves, the branches w...
Magnificent Maples © 2015 LorraineGardens

Westonbirt Arboretum

Westonbirt Arboretum is local to me and yet it took me almost 7 years for me to visit this truly beautiful and magical place.  I can't wait to go again this year. By definition this is a collection of trees ...
Cobnuts

Cobnuts

I love local knowledge.  Local knowledge leads you to the most fantastic finds. Conversations with neighbours has led me to blackberries, elderflowers, sloes and all manner of goodness.  My lovely neighbour ...
Helenium 'Moorheim'. Rustic oranges, reds and yellows. With gorgeous dome shaped centres.

Late Summer Colour

Late summer is richer, warmer, more golden. It's the colour of wheat fields, bejewelled hedgerows and sunlight bathing you and everything else in a gentler, more golden, tone. Glorious California poppies...