Woolly thyme thrives on a sun-warmed rock. (Photo by Brendan Zwelling)

Thyme: right plant, right place

Judith Adam

If you’ve had a look at the summer issue of Garden Making, you might notice the editor’s message makes a ...

Blue hydrangea (Photo by Heather Hayden)

Understanding blue hydrangea

Judith Adam

If you’ve purchased a small blue hydrangea in a pot for a holiday and then planted it in the garden, in subsequent years it has probably turned pink.

'Annabelle' hydrangea (Photo by Brendan Zwelling)

The luxury of hydrangeas

Judith Adam

The choice in hydrangeas grows more enticing each year. My ‘Annabelle’ hydrangea is developing broad domes of creamy white flowers.

Colourful oakleaf hydrangeas worth the risk

Judith Adam

Oakleaf hydrangeas have interesting foliage, quite like enlarged oak leaves in shape, and with a thick texture. What’s more, when grown in half-day sun or more, the leaves take on a palette of rose to burgundy hues in the autumn, holding onto the shrub for several weeks as the colours deepen.