JANINE CRIMMINS

GARDEN DESIGN

Wild Flower Meadow

Wild Flower Meadow

We are now in the fifth spring of our meadow renovation and we are reaping the rewards of all the hard work that has been done over the past few years. We can now confidently call this a wild flower meadow and we have noted over 40 different species of wild flower all...
The Making of a Meadow

The Making of a Meadow

A natural English wildflower meadow is such a beautiful sight but sadly due to intensive farming there are very few remaining. Where I live in Cheshire 99% of the wildflower meadows have been lost so every little piece of meadow that can be restored or newly created...
Foxgloves

Foxgloves

I absolutely love foxgloves, they have a magical fairy tale quality and they enhance almost any planting design. I also love the way they pop up all over the place and I am happy to leave them in their chosen spot. Our native foxglove, Digitalis purpurea, is a welcome...
Bulbs

Bulbs

Spring flowering bulbs lift the spirits after the dark winter days and bring hope that summer is just around the corner. I am lucky enough to live on a beautiful country lane lined with colourful bulbs. These start early in the year with clumps of delicate snowdrops...
Garden Birds

Garden Birds

Our gardens are a haven for wildlife and particularly birds. If we keep our gardens filled with a diverse range of plants the birds will visit. It is very restful to sit quietly and watch the birds pottering about, it can also become a bit addictive trying to spot as...