Sydney Garden Designer Michael Cooke - Michael Cooke Garden Design

Quiet time

For once I’m having a quiet afternoon in the studio by myself, attending to all the emails I’ve started and never finished and doing the same thing with invoices – because if they’re not sent nobody is ever going to pay them…

We’ve been flat out working on some interesting, yet challenging projects and sometimes it’s important to step back and smell the roses – to spend a little time appreciating what we have. Down in the lower part of the orchard where the golden afternoon sun brings out the inner glow of the pomegranate trees there’s a patch of purple flowering Salvia purpurea that I usually would never look at but today it’s looking rather splendid, pairing up with Salvia Velour White set against the dormant branch structure of an old weeping mulberry. An unsung beauty.

It’s Cathy’s birthday today and soon it will be time to pop a champagne cork for a little celebration and I’m taking an early mark and signing out early.



Salvia purpurea