Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Wordless Wednesdays: London Walks/Looking for inspiration around me!

Seeking inspiration for a special (and temporarily secret!) project, on Tuesday you could have easily found me walking around Southbank. Mediterranean look, sketchbook on hand, nose pointing the sky in search of the perfect idea, I would have been very easy to identify! 

Here some little 'treasures' photographed during my 'Inspirational Walk' while searching for feelings, shapes, and textures for my next project!
{Rainbow panels in Tooley St. - 1}
{Rainbow panels in Tooley St. - 2}

{Rainbow panels in Tooley St. - 3}
{Rainbow panels in Tooley St. - 4}

{Gate of Potters Fields...}

{...and the planting behind it!}

{The Shard, one of my deepest loves!}

{Overlooking London Landmarks}

{Contemporary Garden at More London, Southbank}

{'The Scoop' at More London, Southbank}

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And you? Where do you find your inspiration?

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Wordless Wednesdays: 5 Favourite Plants which will Flower on time for Christmas!

At the moment of writing this week post, I am still very excited by the GMG Award lunch.
A very overwhelming event which took place at the Intercontinental London Park Lane last Wednesday. It was great to meet Friends, Collegues and Garden Heroes!
Among the awarded, Crocus (one of my favourite nursery) won the 'Best Website of the Year'!
A really deverved award for a very informative and elegant website, full of precious informations but also of great photos! This week I am therefore going to pick 5 White Flowered Plants from their stunning selection, which will be in flower by Christmas!!!
(Click on the photos to visit their website and to read more!)

{Helleborus x hybridus 'Double Ellen White' - source: Crocus}

{Camellia sasanqua 'Winter's Snowman' - source: Crocus}

{Clematis cirrhosa 'Jingle Bells' - source: Crocus}

{Prunus x subhirtella 'Autumnalis' - source: Crocus}

{Sarcococca confusa - source: Crocus}
I hope you enjoyed this candid selection! And you? Have you got some
Winter flawering favourites in your Garden or in your Whishlist?
Share it with us leaving a comment !

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Wordless Wednesdays: Autumn at Hampton Court!

I am soo lucky to live in the middle point between RHS Wisley Garden and Kew Gardens, two of the most inspiring Gardens of England. And just 10 mins from Hampton Court, the fabulous royal residence on the Thames where Capability Brown lived and worked for nearly 20 years.

I love walking through the 'Wilderness' up to his former house, imaging how was the garden at his times and admiring the suave change of the seasons and of colours...


{Under these leaves, thousands of daffodils are getting ready to amaze us!!!}

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Wordless Wednesdays: Autum at KEW Gardens!

Hello and Welcome back at Mercurelli's!
This past few days have been quite diverse and I cannot count my blessings!
I put down pencil & mouse and I spent the week out, working again with Julia Wylie, attending the SGD Autumn Conference, the Futurescape Show... and visiting KEW Gardens again!
I am soo luckly to have them, Wisley and Hampton Court Gardens on my doorstep, and I often wish to can bring all of you with me in my pocket during these garden tours and visits!
Waiting for a magic laptop transporter screen, here the photos of the day:
The tour started with the Japanese Garden, my favourite spot!
{A Fantastic View of the Japanese Garden}

{I Love how the Pachisandra terminalis 'Green Carpet' has been used!}

{Visitors having a closer look!}

{The 'Gateway of the Imperial Messenger'
 is a replica of the gate of Nishi Hongan in Kyoto}

...Then it continued on the Tree Walk...
{Lift to the Tree Walk. I think it comes from Mars!}

{Fantastic View of the Glasshouse from the Tree Walk}

{On the opposite side, you can spot the Pagoda
borrowed from the Japanese Landscape }
{Close-up on the Pagoda. This beauty was completed in 1762}
  ...and we ended up at the Palm House, after a fantastic cake at the Orangery cafè! 
{A Precious detail from the Palm House ceiling}
{View from the top of the glasshouse. Could spend hours up here!}
{Fantastic details of the Pal House, dating back to the 1848!}
{How resist to such exquisite details?  They make me want
to spend hours sketching and photographing them!}

I hope you enjoyed this week feature and that you will feel free to Pin your favourite photos!

And you? Have you got a very special Park or Garden close to you that it is looking glorious in its Autumn vest? Let us know!

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Wordless Wednesdays: Bring the garden indoors!

What can you do when the weather outside is really horrible
 and you terribly miss being  in the garden?
Simply! You just invite it indoors!
{for sources and more inspiration,
 please click on the images!}
DIY: Tree Branch Lamp
rustic table!
Terrain Birch Bark Tray  #shopterrain
Montana ranch birch four-poster bed via Elle Décor
And you? What do you do to bring the garden indoor?
Please feel free to share your tips and idea below
and to have a look at my 'Bring the Garden Inside!' board
 for more inspirational pictures .
Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Wordless Wednesdays: RHS Wisley Garden & The Surrey Sculpures Society Trial

Welcome back to another Worless Wednesday!
They are becoming quite popular among readears and I hope you will enjoy this week feature as much as I did taking these pictures!

{Grasses and Drought tolerant plants, a lovely view from the library}

{The 3 Graces, Malcolm West, Bronze Resin, £2.990}

{Verbena bonariensis, a designer favourite!}

{Cirque De La Vie, Gill Brown, Bronze, £ 3.500}

{Grasses: heights, shapes and depths - Doesn't it look painted?}

{Arbour Metallium, Mark Reed, Forged Steel£Stainless Steel, £15.850}

{An Echinacea 'Sea' - Bees and butterflies love it!}

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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Wordless day: Anthropologie opening party installation!

Wondering what was hotting up after seeing the Pink Squash on Twitter?
It was part of the fantastic display designed by Annie Guilfoyle and Katharina Nikl 
to celebrate the new Anthropologie store in Guilford! 
I loved it and although it is not a garden I thought that this fantastic celebration of the season
 really deserved a feature on the blog!

I hope you enjoyed it! As you can see, a similar feeling can be achieved at home with paint, cakestands, and Autumn produces. So please feel free to Pin your favourite picture on your Home Decor board. I am sure your friends and family will love it!

{We had a lot of fun, as my painted hands
and pumpkin necklace prove! - Picture by Annie Guilfoyle}
Thanks for stopping by! See you next week!