Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Wordless Wednesdays: Favourite plants for a Dry & Shady Corner!

Hurray! It is official:  it is Springtime!!! 

Birds are singing, flowers are blooming, drawings and masterplans are piling up on my desk...(!!!) and days are getting longer!

Projects are getting more and more exciting and while I was completing the final planting plan for one of my latest design in London, I tought you might love to have an early peak at some of the perennials selected for few shady, dry spots (a quite common condition in London town gardens). Here they are:

Vinca minor: a sweet, reliable, free-flowering perennial
which will be happy in a sunny spot as much as in a dry shade corner. Image source: Crocus

Helleborus × hybridus Harvington Shades of the NightBergenia OvertureGeranium phaeum
3 dark favourites: Helleborus x hybridus 'Harvington Shades Of The Night',
 Bergenia 'Overture', Geranium phaeum - Image sources: Crocus

Geranium phaeum AlbumVinca minor f. alba Gertrude JekyllHelleborus × hybridus Double Ellen White
...and three candid options: Geranium phaeum 'Album', Vinca minor f.alba 'Gertrude Jekyll',
 Helleborus x hybridus 'Double Ellen White' - Image sources: 'Crocus'

I hope you enjoyed this little peak to one of my latest Plant-Palettes. You can find few more here.

Is any of your favourite plants mentioned in this post? And what is the trickiest spot of your garden? 
Let me know and I might feature it in one of the next posts!
Wishing you a lovely week, 


Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Wordless Wednesdays: Spring on the table!

With the imminent arrival of spring, can you feel as well an increased desire to eat fresh and healthy,
possibly with ingredients coming straight from our gardens?

But have you ever thought to introduce flowers in your recipes?
Here are a few suggestions to tantalize your imagination!

{Spring Flower Popsicles  - Source: }
{Pansy Petal Pancake - Source: }
{Tulip Ice Cream Cups - Source:
P.S. There are different opinions on the toxicity of tulip petals and bulbs.
I would recommend to use them just as a pretty cup, rather then to eat them raw!}
Have you never cooked with flowers? If so, I would love to hear from you!  
More recipes and ideas can be found on my Recipes From The Garden Board

Happy Spring everybody! :) 


A little, exciting news!

Despite my work engagements and busy schedule which don't allow me to write as often as I would like, I am sooo trilled to share that my blog had more than 23.500 views in just one year, and it is the 9th to show in Google Search when looking for Garden Design Blog! 

It comes even before some of my most favourite, multi award-winning designer blogs and I am very trilled for this news. Better I keep up with the work now! ;) 

A new inspiring post is scheduled later today, so make sure to come back!!! :) 


Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Wordless Wednesdays: Garden Curves!

Welcome back to Mercurelli's blog :) 
I can't believe that is March already, where February is gone? As spring approaches, the number of meetings, drawings and garden-related events are increasing esponentially, but I do my best to keep posting! :) 

Coming to our wordless day inspiration, it is no secret that I LOVE to incorporate curves and organic shapes in my designs. They can alter completely the feel of the space and can turn a classic rectangular-box garden into a FANTASTIC sensory journey.

Today I share some of my favourite examples here but you can find more inspiration on my Pinterest Board (please feel free to repin as many as you like!)

{Source: Pinterest. Design by Joe Swift}

{Source: Andy Sturgeon website}

{Source: Pinterest;  Design by Andy Sturgeon}
{Source: Pinterest}

{Source: Pinterest}

Does your garden include curves and organic shapes? Was it deliberate or the result of a long experimentation? Please feel free to leave your comment and links!