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carol whitehead contemporary garden designer and artist
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Category Archives: wild at heart

planting for pollinators

planting for pollinators

My garden design schemes include planting for pollinators. It is important to provide enough variety of nectar in a garden planting scheme throughout the year. Planting for pollinators will attract a wider selection of insects to a garden and in turn make it a healthier plot and attract more birdlife too. The plant forage provides… >>>

natures beautiful caterpillars

natures beautiful caterpillars

I have come across some amazing and beautiful caterpillars this summer. Featured above is the very hairy Woolley Bear Caterpillar which turns into the striking Garden Tiger Moth. Its Latin name is Arctia caja. This one I found eating some left over willow I had rooting in a bucket at my allotment. It is often… >>>

wildlife ponds in small gardens

wildlife ponds in small gardens

Wildlife ponds in small gardens are enchanting. Water is the key to life so I love to included them in my garden designs because they encourage wildlife activity. The water surface provide an exciting dimension to a small garden. The surface reflections mirror the sky and attracts light, insects and birds into the space. A… >>>

garden structure in the snow

garden structure in the snow

A dusting of snow puts emphasis the structural bones of a garden to dramatic effect. The wildlife garden I designed at worthing looks like a theatrical set in the dark, in this photograph my clients sent over during the winter. Looks like a Wagnerian character is about to enter stage right! All three gardens are… >>>

wild flower meadow

wild flower meadow

The wild flower meadow at the wilderness project seaford allotments is flourishing this summer. This is its first year and I sowed it in sections in spring >>>

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