Monthly Archives: August 2013

Grasses asserting themselves in my late summer garden

To work with grasses you need to know that they tend to fall into two groups: warm season and cold season grasses, plus maybe a few that don’t fit conveniently into these artificial groups. Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea ”Poul Petersen’ … Continue reading

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Thinking about Shrubs – Part Three – Design

The model for using shrubs in European gardens has hardly changed in decades, maybe even centuries. It seems to stem from a time when gardens were considerably larger than is currently the case and a period in which new plants … Continue reading

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Thinking about Shrubs – Part Two – Top Criteria for Selecting Shrubs for Gardens

How do you choose the shrubs you grow in your gardens? Most gardeners, like me, read books and become inspired to try out something new. Many more visit the garden centre in spring and choose something attractive that appeals to … Continue reading

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Thinking about Shrubs – Part One – An Introduction

What, you might ask, is to be said about shrubs in a web blog devoted to the use of perennials in meadow gardens? Well, quite a lot really. I have visited enough so-called cutting edge, contemporary gardens with their wide … Continue reading

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