Monthly Archives: September 2011

Dry Shade

Two words that seem to trigger instant depression for gardeners: dry and shade. Yes, of course, plants need water and light to grow, but some can do with less. In some ways dry shade can offer opportunities that more clement … Continue reading

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Small Gardens in the Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord, Germany – Part Two

The two hundred hectares of the Landscape Park in Duisburg is big enough for the largest of festivals both within its many converted industrial buildings and across its open tracts and wooded areas. There are numerous places to loose oneself, … Continue reading

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Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord, Germany – Part One

I wrote recently about the need for planting designs to be created in response to their setting or situation. My recent visit to a park in Germany, the so-called landscape park in Duisburg, confirmed my point and at the same … Continue reading

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A Late Summer Garden Mood

Summer has been cool and wet following a hot dry spring here in the Netherlands, but our gardens seem to have like it. Mellow yellow is its mood.  

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Success with Perennials – Establishment and Maintenance of Planting Schemes

It is now three years since I planted nine separate perennial meadows to illustrate my eBooks and they are looking fantastic. In fact they looked good in the first year, but now we can begin to see just how successful … Continue reading

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