Monthly Archives: July 2016

Flower Farm at Organic Blooms

Jo’s project successfully combined her two great loves — people and plants — but it lacked one vital ingredient.

Galvanised jug filled with arrangement of herbal plants - feverfew, marigold, clary sage, oregano, mint, rosemary, lavender - © Nicola Stocken/GAP Photos

Galvanised jug filled with arrangement of herbal plants – feverfew, marigold, clary sage, oregano, mint, rosemary, lavender – © Nicola Stocken/GAP Photos

It was in the unlikely context of a friend’s wedding that Jo Wright had a brainwave that would revolutionise her business. ‘I was admiring the bouquets and flower arrangements, and it dawned upon me that all the flowers could easily have been grown at a Social Enterprise project I was running,’ she explains. Based on growing plants as a therapy to help some very deserving people, Jo’s project successfully combined her two great loves — people and plants — but it lacked one vital ingredient. ‘For years I’d provided a great working experience for adults with learning difficulties and mental health support needs, but there was no commercial element.’

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Brigitte Peglow


Romantic garden of a pottery maker where the owner’s handcrafted objects complete plantings with climbing roses and perennials.

Walls covered with climbers, hedges and the house give privacy to this garden situated in the Munich region. It contains a terrace, a natural styled water zone with stepping stones and a garden shed as hard elements; trees, lush plantings with roses and perennials give a romantic impression. Fancy ceramic objects are well placed between the plants.

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The Coach House

Raised beds behind sunken patio planted with perennials and herbs at The Coach House. Pots of succulents and grasses. Allium sphaerocephalon, Centaurea 'Pulchra Major' or Stemmacantha centauroides, Salvia nemorosa 'Sensation Rose', Lavandula 'Hidcote', Cynara cardunculus, Stachys byzantina - © Robert Mabic/GAP Photos

Raised beds behind sunken patio planted with perennials and herbs at The Coach House. Pots of succulents and grasses. Allium sphaerocephalon, Centaurea ‘Pulchra Major’ or Stemmacantha centauroides, Salvia nemorosa ‘Sensation Rose’, Lavandula ‘Hidcote’, Cynara cardunculus, Stachys byzantina – © Robert Mabic/GAP Photos

This 510 sq-metre walled garden has been replanted extensively over the past 9 years.

The garden includes a wide range of unusual plants and grasses chosen for texture and colour, roses and clematis, a formal pond, pergola and sunken brick terrace. The style is relaxed, a sunken terrace with dining table, edged in borders, pots of succulents and a raised pond.

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