round up! August whizzes by

weeding out the best reads from another busy month on the internet

As August draws to a close, we've been busy designing and planting gardens. It really is a month of deepening blue skies and rich golden light.

Here's our pick of the best garden writing.

  • sowing an arboretum from seed - a lovely article from Tom Stuart-Smith in The Guardian about Howick Hall in Northumberland, a vast stately garden planted with over 11,000 trees and shrubs grown from seed collected largely from Lord Howick's plant collecting trips in Asia. An inspiring achievement.

Happy reading!