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Pollinator friendly planting

May 27, 2014 by in | Comments Off on Pollinator friendly planting

There has been a fair amount of press coverage about the importance of bees in recent years and even social media campaigns to get certain pesticides thought to be damaging…

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The beauty of contrast in a border

Apr 20, 2014 by in | Comments Off on The beauty of contrast in a border

When designing a border it is tempting to include all your favourite flowers en masse.  However, what works better is often to choose a colour palette.  Most of us have…

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Ideas for a Hot Border

Apr 20, 2014 by in | Comments Off on Ideas for a Hot Border

When I started designing gardens I found myself drawn to plants in the blue and purple palette.  These were the colours that I found most appealing instinctively and they make…

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Verbena bonariensis

Apr 20, 2014 by in | Comments Off on Verbena bonariensis

This has become a very popular plant recently and well-deservedly so.  It is relatively easy to grow and pretty undemanding in terms of its requirements as long as the soil…

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Dianthus ‘Green Trick’

Apr 20, 2014 by in | Comments Off on Dianthus ‘Green Trick’

This is a fantastic plant that I use very successfully at the front of borders to lift what can be quite a difficult area to fill and this plant has…

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Euphorbia oblongata

Apr 20, 2014 by in | Comments Off on Euphorbia oblongata

One of my current favourite foliage plants is lime-green Euphorbia oblongata which I grow from seed every year although it is actually a short-lived perennial. It is easy to grow…

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Lovely Lavender

Apr 2, 2014 by in | Comments Off on Lovely Lavender

I could write about Lavender on virtually every page of this website as it is such a versatile plant.  It is great in borders; it is hugely beneficial in attracting…

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Dead-heading and collecting your own seed

Apr 2, 2014 by in | Comments Off on Dead-heading and collecting your own seed

One of the beauties of gardening is that it can become self-sustainable if you have the time and inclination, as you can reproduce the plants you most like either by propagation…

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