Growing Meconopsis from seed

I’m lucky enough to have my Himalayan blue poppies in flower at the moment. I say ‘lucky’ as they are temperamental beauties with no guarantees.  This year I’ve been honoured with a good show of flowers and a more buds on the way. Meconopis, the blue Himalyan poppy, is a truly beautiful flower.  I can’t … Continue reading Growing Meconopsis from seed


A garden visit: Whinfell Quarry Garden

Whinfell Quarry Garden is Sheffield’s own secret garden.  Despite being on a main road a few miles from Sheffield city centre and next to some popular footpaths, I never see more than a handful of people there. It’s a magical place and well worth a visit. A potted history. The garden dates from the turn … Continue reading A garden visit: Whinfell Quarry Garden