Happy New Year to you all, and a massive thank you to everyone who follows Applewhite Garden Design on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. We are doing something a bit different this year… At the beginning of 2018, Emmy and I explored the idea of creating a garden in Grantham Hospital. I’m sure you will agree, […]
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About Nikki Applewhite
Nikki is passionate about plant husbandry and planting design, she has been designing gardens since 2004.
Entries by Nikki Applewhite
Alliums are a great addition to a herbaceous border for many months of the year. As Piet Oudolf says “bulbs form a sort of underground army that add an extra dimension to your garden”, they can be used individually as an exclamation mark through a border or in groups creating blocks of colour. Alliums in particular have […]
Having suffered my usual spring bad back week, I was under strict instructions to do very little in the garden! This time of year, and the sun shinning…. Impossible! So here are my not too strenuous hints and tips to enhance and prolong flowering this year. Plants are growing at a phenomenal rate, especially after […]
Tulip and spring perennial combinations After such a dreary long wet spring the sight of coloured tulips is a very welcome one. For the last 2 months we have been planting bare root trees and hedges for our new designs either in the rain or standing in pools of water – I am surprised […]
Spring is always our fun time of year, completing gardens that were on the design table last year. This courtyard garden was a lovely task. Set within a magnificent old coach house built when Cromwell was around! The shape of the area lent itself to a formal concept, with some ebullient planting to add colour and […]
My back has annoyingly gone again – off to the physio next Tuesday! This gives me time to read (which is heaven) and that, links me perfectly to ‘Moving Heaven and Earth’ by Steffie Shields. Known for creating sweeping landscapes, meandering lakes, and swathes of trees in our English landscape – just who is Capability […]
I first met Bunny at one of her lectures on garden design in the north of the County. As well as feeling reassured that I was working on the right lines, she was wonderfully liberal with her advice and information. So you can imagine my delight when I had a phone call from a dear […]
We’re back! Due to workload (which is lovely) I’m afraid the blog updates have been somewhat lacking! However, due to this conundrum we have exciting news. Emmy Shelton who has been helping us periodically over the last few years has now joined the team permanently. After graduating from Nottingham Trent University with a BSc (Hons) […]
Belvoir became the spotlight for a TV series.
This is my equivalent to fireworks night! and why I love my job.
Creating striking practical gardens that are exciting to look at, enjoyable to use and specific to your needs.
KEEP IN TOUCH
NIKKI’S GARDENING BLOG
- Making the cut September 12, 2019
- Clearing away the cobwebs: rediscovering a garden July 15, 2019
- May in the garden May 16, 2019
- Banana split: propagating tropical plants March 14, 2019
- January jobs January 15, 2019
- Gardens Restore our Wellbeing January 7, 2019
- Lowther Castle: growing in the ruins November 14, 2018
- The Onion Conundrum: the best combinations for planting ornamental Alliums July 31, 2018