Friday, 23 April 2010

Gaia

Now glamour is often misconstrued as being frivolous and fanciful, however Vivienne Westwood is possibly one of the most glamorous ladies I've ever had the pleasure of meeting and is far from frivolous or fanciful. Not so long ago Westwood went on the Jonathan Ross show to talk about a scientist called James Lovelock.



It makes me want to plant a tree everytime I use my hairspray. I might just do that...

Here is a lovely programme about Mr Lovelock .
I think Westwood and Lovelock are Glamorous Gardeners of the world.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Dean Sidaway

Now I love fashion, and I love to garden. That's why I'm the glamorous gardener. So I decided to call upon my good friend Dean Sidaway to merge fashion with gardening and he came up with these lovely little accessories.

I'd just like to point out that these are CRESS seeds we are using and not Watercress as is repeatedly stated in the clip.

Cherry Blossom

Years ago I visited Japan during Cherry Blossom season which is around March time. The mass of blossom was so beautiful that despite having a tiny garden I had to own a Cherry Tree.
It just flowered...
From Glamorous Gardener

From Glamorous Gardener

It's not quite as impressive as the thousands that adorn every park in Japan so I would really suggest visiting Japan. The most popular kind of Cherry Tree in Japan (the Prunus × yedoensis) drops its flowers within a week of flowering so timing is everything. There's a website that gives you the best times for travelling to Japan to see the Cherry Blossom HERE

Urinals

These are possibly the best toilets I've ever been in to. Not only are the walls covered in SUNFLOWERS but there's a constant sound of birds chirping whilst you do your business.
From Glamorous Gardener

From Glamorous Gardener

From Glamorous Gardener


If you want to visit them, they are at a Marks and Spencer's service station somewhere between London and the Cotswolds. It's worth travelling just for the loos.

Too Fabulous.

Happy Recycling

How brilliant is this card. It's embedded with basil seeds, so once you've finised looking at it on your mantlepiece you chuck it in the garden and it grows in to Basil!

From Glamorous Gardener


I got it from Homebase.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Rhubarb

Oh my Rhubarb is ripe for the picking.
From Blogger Pictures


The past 2 years I've made Rhubarb Crumble from my plant but I've opted this year to go for a different Rhubarb dish. How handy then that Delia is now promoting Waitrose and suggests making a lovely Rhubarb and Ginger Brulee on their website. Love Delia, Love Waitrose, Love Rhubarb. Recipe HERE

Grave

This might seema little morbid but I think this grave is planted beautifully. If I ever die, which I probably won't because I have a feeling I'm going to be eternally beautiful and therefore forever young, I would like a grave covered in these. I think they're called Common Grape Hyacinth - (or)Muscari botryoides
From Blogger Pictures


The cemetary in which they grow is Brompton Cemetary which is worth a visit, it seems to have it's own microclimate as there are all sorts of little plants popping up from every crevice. There also seems to be an awful lot of gays popping up from every crevice, but what can you expect from Earls Court.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Mr Flowers

Look at my new logo's...
From Blogger Pictures

From Blogger Pictures


You're probably wondering what this has to do with gardenening!? Well, the young man that made them is called...Rob FLOWERS!!

Camomile

My Camomile Lawn arrived...
From Blogger Pictures

This isn't really what I was expecting, but here's hoping this little bag grows in to a lush lawn.

Monday, 12 April 2010

Magnolias

Around this time of year (April) the most beautiful trees flower all over East London. I aspire to having a Magnolia tree in my front garden (I also aspire to having a front garden, which I don't yet have). These pictures don't really do them justice, but they're stunning...
From Blogger Pictures

From Blogger Pictures

From Blogger Pictures


And here's an image I robbed from the net which shows their beauty a little better...

From Blogger Pictures


The bark of the Magnolia tree is used in Chinese Medicine and is apparently anti-bacterial and anti-anxiety (stress reducing). Mothers little helper trees :)

If you'll remember Steel Magnolias was a film starring Dolly Parton and Julia Roberts among others (apparently the title refers to the women in the film as being as delicate as magnolias but as hard as steel). Magnolia is also a brilliant 1999 film with Julianne Moore and Tom Cruise. As far as I can see there's various reasons why the film was called Magnolia (one is that a scene takes place on Magnolia Boulevard) I think it probably has something to do with the interconnectedness of delicate lives also, but regardless you should see it...

Here's a preview...

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Clouds

I just wanted to point out the importance of clouds, as without clouds there'd be no rain and without rain there'd be no water for my lovely little plants. Oh look, speaking of clouds, here's me on a cloud...

Cum-Bush

So I was performing at the festival of sins last night (in front of Magenta from the Rocky Horror Picture Show...CELEBRITY!).
From Blogger Pictures
Magenta

When I came (pardon the pun) across this bush...I'm really sorry to lower the tone but this bush smells disgusting.
From Blogger Pictures


From Blogger Pictures


If you are ever on Crowndale Road in Camden make sure to stay away from it.

You'd be surprised by how many complaints are on the internet regarding plants that smell seminal.

Friday, 9 April 2010

Worms

Oh hooray, my worms have arrived for my wormery from Wigglywigglers. This is what 1000 worms looks like.

From Blogger Pictures


Well 999, this one got squashed in the box and died.

From Blogger Pictures


I hope I'm not expected to pay for that one.

Burn Down the House

Look. These are from a Mexican Restaurant called Wahaca. You might think they are nothing but a box of matches...

From Blogger Pictures


But wait...they are actually

From Blogger Pictures


CHILLI SEEDS! This is very good news. Any restaurant that encourages plant growth over smoking and burning down houses is TOO FABULOUS

THE ROOF IS ON FIRE! (Parental advisory, explicit lyrics)

Friday, 2 April 2010

The Broken Heart

I found a heart shaped seed amongst my Rhubarb, which I decided to plant and look!!





They sprouted in to the Broken Heart DJ's!

They made a horrible noise. I think they are weeds.