From Secret Gardens to a Luverly Shrubbery
Debbie

Let’s face it, we all love a secret garden! A narrow passage way opening up into a little hidden areas of garden, be it woodland or filled with the promise of early spring colour. A rustic archway veiled with climbers … Continue reading

From Hazel Heaven to Fruit Allees
Debbie

We are in hazel heaven. Next weekend we have been invited by a school in North London to curate a day, along with a crowd of enthusiastic volunteers, to build coppiced hazel structures for their woodland area. We are planning … Continue reading

I Should Sugar and Preserve My Days Like Fruit
Debbie

‘I should sugar and preserve my days like fruit.’ Wrote Sylvia Plath in her poem, ‘Last Words,’ a sentiment we totally agree with. Talking fruit, this month, look around at the abundance. The trees are laden with the best apple … Continue reading

We Win (Ok, Partly Responsible!) for 20% of Camden in Bloom 2015 Awards!
Debbie

Just announced, our Well Beeing Garden, in the Kentish Town Health Centre has won silver award for best community space in Camden. Our Transition Kentish Town Keg, Belsize Beer and Primrose Pint, wins bronze medal for third best community growing … Continue reading

Ponds, Pavlovas and Pop Up Primroses
Debbie

They say that having a wildlife garden without a pond, is like having a theatre without a stage. A sentiment we agree with – save the dramatics! There is no summer sight quite as captivating as dragonflies and their aerobatics, … Continue reading

Edible Garden Show – High Heeled Gardener Style!
Debbie

Very excited about our stall at the Edible Garden Show this weekend March 20-22nd at Ally Pally, do come and visit us! Just putting the finishing touches on the weaving of our giant willow shoe. Our pruned pear branches have … Continue reading

No-Dig Gardening – We Are Digging It!
Debbie

Happy Horticultural New Year everyone! As you all know, us folk at Of Butterflies and Bees remain dedicated to designing and maintaining edible, as well as wildlife friendly, landscapes for you. We know that growing annual veg can be time … Continue reading

Ladybird Larvae to Liatris Spicata
Debbie

Gosh is it July already? We were so busy during June that we didn’t even get a spare mo to write a post. Lot’s of inspiring new clients and varied projects to report upon from wonderful secret garden in Primrose … Continue reading

Edible Landscaping – Et Al.
Debbie

April was such a busy month for us that we didn’t even have time to write up any of our news. So, where to start… We have taken on some wonderful new projects. We are loving the Edible landscaping brief … Continue reading

From Wizard Dens to Wildflower Circles..
Debbie

We have taken on lots of really exciting projects this month. We love the brief from our new Tufnell Park client to create a magical garden for their little boy. Amongst the landscape elements in our design (from hibernaculum and … Continue reading

Well Soiled…
Debbie

It’s that time of year when it’s all about improving the soil. In horticultural terms, soil is everything. By getting the soil right, creating nutrient rich soil filled with well rotted manure, organic matter, homemade compost, or spent mushroom compost; … Continue reading