Monthly Archives: April 2013

Contemporary Perennial Planting – concepts and practice

The popularity of perennials in contemporary planting schemes is increasingly linked to the movement towards a more naturalistic style of garden making. The highly structured flower borders of twentieth century European gardens have steadily given way to a looser, more … Continue reading

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Are tulips too familiar for their own good?

Tulips are too familiar for their own good which results in them being used in ways in our gardens that fail to exploit their many qualities. One of the biggest misconceptions is that they are cheap and easy. Yes of … Continue reading

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Time for Tulips

Well, what a winter we have had in northern Europe! Normally by now the garden would be full of spring flowers: bulbs, tulips more than any, and blossom on the trees and shrubs, but no. This weekend the weather is … Continue reading

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