Adrian Bloom has for many years been in the forefront of gardening for year-round colour, writing a book in 1993 called Winter Garden Glory (alas, no longer in print), and creating the highly praised Winter Garden at Bressingham in 2004, now featured in books and articles. This was many years after his own garden Foggy […]
Image: River of Imperata cylindrica ‘Rubra’ in Foggy Bottom, October New England is renowned for vibrant ‘fall’ colour – England much less so. But over many years planting at the Bressingham Gardens has concentrated on filling each season with change, colour, and occasionally drama. So now, as a garden of 17 acres, Bressingham Gardens – and […]
Image: Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’ planted with Kniphofia ‘Tawny King’ We will be discussing new plants much more on our website, but the adage that ‘new is not necessarily better’ is certainly borne out by one of Adrian Bloom’s Best selections, Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’; discovered in the 1700s, yet only now becoming known and appreciated for the […]
Image: View of Adrian’s Wood Time was when gardeners did more than 50% of planting in the autumn – but that was before the container-grown revolution which started in, where else, but California in the late 1950s. It’s a long story, but once the garden centres and nurseries began to sell plants in pots and […]
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