Aug 312012
 

Warren Street

As my friend Steven and I walked along Warren Street to London’s cheapest pub (we are so classy) we passed the building on Warren Street that I’ve featured several times on this blog – and in the previous post, actually.

Steven exclaimed: ‘That’s the house you’ve featured on your blog!’ (glad to see he’s been paying attention). He dragged me down the cobbled street at the side of the building to look at the mews that it leads on to, and we found yet more great planting.

Someone around here has seriously green fingers, and they’ve well and truly understood that less is most definitely NOT more when it comes to pots outside houses. You need big pots, and lots of them, Great Dixter-style. A few bitty ones just don’t cut the mustard.

I love the little bird box, too.

Aug 302011
 

Warren Street

I walk past this doorway a lot and always think how pretty it is. I’ve tried photographing it several times from various different angles, but have never got it quite right. Today the bike was perfectly placed, it wasn’t in the glare of full sun, and there was nothing parked in front of it. And I still couldn’t get a decent pic!

Top marks, though, to whoever planted this tiny container garden in hardly any space at all – and in the centre of London too. The jasmine climbing up the arch is almost over now but it smelt amazing.

I want that bike.