Moleshill in February

On the eve of the Leap Year, 29th February, it was not romance that hung in the air over Penny Snell’s home, but the only snowfall of the winter. Within minutes, the garden was transformed as snow settled like icing on box balls, and every branch sparkled with ice crystals. There is a clear framework of repeated circles which, in a flat garden, is essential to create a sense of movement. Penny believes that structure is the most important element of a garden, followed by design and finally the planting — the most difficult part to achieve because there are so many variables. ‘However, you can get away with untidy planting provided the bones of the garden are correct,’ adds Penny.

Tips for navigation
Images and slideshow
  • Click on a thumbnail to jump to its associated image.
  • To quickly look through the images, use the left and right arrow keys on your keyboard.
  • Click the icon at the top-right corner of the image area to enter full-screen mode.
  • To exit full-screen mode, click the close button (top right) or use the esc key on the keyboard.

Buy this feature for use in your publication

What’s in a feature package:
  • 25-50 high resolution jpegs
  • Full captions in spreadsheet
  • In-depth text of 800+ words

    Buy Now