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August is a strange month for gardeners… this is the month surely when you are allowed to sit back, admire your efforts, cut the grass (if you have any) and sit in your deck chair, enjoying the hum of nectar-seeking bees, the fragrance of your buddleia or roses. Undoubtedly idyllic, but perhaps seldom true – […]
Image above: Chionochloa ‘Rubra’ planted in a container. Perennials and grasses make great plants in containers, which Adrian Bloom has been experimenting with over many years. The advantage with perennials and grasses is that if you choose plants that are hardy, they can be left outside (although pots rather than the plants may need some […]
At present it seems there are two extreme attitudes when it comes to conifers: love or hate. Those who love them may grow only conifers and perhaps little else, and those who hate them will not grow them at all. However, at the Bressingham Gardens we feel that if you meet the two attitudes half […]
Foliage is dominant in the above spring shot of perennials combined together in semi-shade in Foggy Bottom. From L-R; Rodgersia podophylla, Brunnera ‘Jack Frost’, Hosta ‘Sagae’ The Upside It seems gardening comes alive in the media as we approach the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019. Stories of that iconic show abound as the excitement and […]