Each time I design a garden I do a through examination of my client and my client’s space. This time I’m lucky because my client is also my very good friend Catherine.
Catherine lives on the chalk downs in Oxfordshire and has this spectacular view over the fields and gentle hills.
However, since her garden is the only garden around, all the slugs and snails in the neighbourhood make a bee line for the garden plants.
And they have perfect homing instincts! I actually accidentally knocked a couple into the garden pond and I’m like, ” Oh my god I’m so sorry!” and they just came sliming out of there 10 minutes later!
So the plants I chose had to be bullet proof and slug and snail resistant.
Today was the day that I look forward to the most; the day of plant buying!
I went to the Burford Garden Centre, and one has to walk thru the “pretties” to get to the plants.
Oh my gosh, look what I saw on my way thru!!! Assorted mismatched tea cups and saucers holding beautiful little orchids!
You know, this would be the best and easiest little project to do at home. The problem with this set up was that there was no drainage hole in the bottom of the tea cup.
I know the secret to drilling a hole into china. You have to drill with an appropriate drill bit for ceramic and drill the tea cup while it is immersed in a pot of water and drill thru it into a hockey puck. (I’ll show you when I get back to Vancouver because there’s a definite lack of hockey pucks here in England…lol)
But wouldn’t that be a lovely way to display all our orphaned cups?
But I was there on my clients time so off I went to do my plant selection and this is what the car looks like just now!
After a while all my cars end up being gardener’s cars…lol
Even the passenger seat is taken with plants. You can just see the steering wheel thru the crocosmia.
Anyway, I’m so looking forward to planting up this garden tomorrow and then Catherine is having a garden party this weekend! It’s going to be so beautiful. 🙂