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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 […]
Why not recreate this stunning combination in your garden for 2017? Three of Adrian Bloom’s favourite plants make a great and striking combination in a new planting which attracted a lot of attention from visitors to the Bressingham Gardens in 2016. Easy to grow, free to flower, very hardy… 1 of each: £22.85 3 of each: £57.85 (15% […]
Picea stichensis ‘Papoose’ is an attractive, slow-growing dwarf conifer with a beautifully rounded form and blue and green needles which age to a silvery blue on one side and green on the other. Seen here with Spiraea japonica ‘Golden Carpet’, it’s dramatic colouring makes it is an excellent cultivar for a dwarf conifer collection or […]