Monday, 24 June 2013

Wordless day: The Rose Garden at Hampton Court

One of the 'secrets' to cope with my fast-paced, ultra flexible and exciting Garden Designer life...are my Sunday mornings! :) After a week of planning, designing, organizing, and managing I treat myself with a special morning every week. Its simple rhythm is a key to restore the energies and to welcome the next week with a wheelbarrow full of smiles and enthusiasm :)

These the ingredients of my simple, restoring, Sunday mornings: 
Wake up, a beloved fiancè who appears with pan au chocolate (optional), Mass and...Hampton Court!!! :)

Hampton Court is the fantastic Royal Palace where I studied Garden Design. I am really passionate about it and I could spend hours telling you about its history and its gardens. Almost every Sunday I go there after the Mass and I let it restore and inspire me while having a relaxing walk with my other half. I alwas take some pictures...but only today I realised I have never shared them! How greedy! :) Let me fix it by showing yesterday morning shoots in the scented Rose Garden: 

{Rosa 'Rosy Cushion'}
{Rosa 'John Clare' (Pink) and Rosa 'Golden Celebration' (Yellow)}

{Here and below, Rosa 'Scepter'd Isle'}
{Rosa 'Scepter'd Isle' close-up}
{Rosa 'Golden Celebration' (yellow) and Rosa 'Winchester Cathedral' (white)}
{Rosa 'Harlow Carr', perfectly matching the pink tips of the Actinidia kolomikta in the background }
Hope you enjoyed it! :)

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Mercurelli's update!

Hellooo and welcome back at Mercurelli's :)

I am sooo excited about all the fantastic events going is all happening so quickly that it is getting hard to keep the blog updated, so thanks again to all the garden-enthusiasts who keep following me daily on Facebook and Twitter :)

{Garden Design consultation for the Chelsea Fringe!}

I left you at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. What happened after? :)

{Planting at the latest RHS Chelsea Flower Show for Marie-Louise Agius and Michael Balston}

I re-embraced my busy busy schedule and I continued my collaborations with the Botanical Gardener, the Garden Museum, and most of all with Classic and Modern Gardens, the hectic studio of Stephen Anthony Ryan, where we are getting ready for the bulding of 'August 1963: I have a dream' Show Garden at Hampton Court. The studio has now welcome a new member and it has never been so busy in delivering Bespoke Garden Design and Landscape services!

{The busy life of a Garden Designer: On site in the morning, meeting with clients in the afternoon!}

Has if the RHS Hampton Court Flower Festival wasn't exciting enough on its own, Stephen's studio is involved in some grand projects both private and commercial...I feel very lucky to be part of the team and to design for such a firm!
Since the last update I also took part to the Chelsea Fringe Garden Festival (Picture above)...and I got pubblished on Vitis, the 'inside' magazine of the Society of Garden Designers...

{My article on Vitis, SGD Magazine}

Not bad for a little Sardinian Girl, eh? ;)