Here is an idea that I came across in a French town square. I plan to try in my own garden next year. These impressive towers of petunias and geraniums are planted in a series of tubs stacked on top of one another. Once the plants grow bushy they drape down to hide the tub structure.
The camera – most modern digital cameras will do a good job. The main things I look for in a camera are a good lens that will take close-ups. A sunny day – if you have a choice then wait for the sun to come out. It is easy to wait for the sun if … Read more How to take good flower photographs, ten tips
1. Have flowering shrubs as the main feature of your planting. Choose an evergreen variety where possible so that your garden looks green in the winter months. Azaleas and rhododendrons are my favourites. 2. Use bark chippings to cover all exposed soil. The deeper the better, say 3 or 4 inches, to discourage weeds. 3. … Read more My top ten tips for idle gardening