Category Archives: Plant Recipes for perennial meadows

Looking back at a Perennial Meadow Scheme for Christmas

There is a small perennial border in the centre of my garden where for many years I grew a random mixture of plants – all interesting, but as a whole chaotic. Finally, I decided to bring order and a sense … Continue reading

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An Ornamental Grass to Use in Shade

Grasses are mostly used in our gardens in sunny sites to bring texture, contrast and movement to our planting schemes, but in shade their are few that will thrive and offer us the same qualities. Instead we tend to use … Continue reading

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Using Hakonechloa macra Grass in a Perennial Meadow.

This is an ornamental grass I have used mainly as a pot specimen or as a front of border edging plant in the past, but lets think about how we might use it as a theme plant within a mixed … Continue reading

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Planting Recipe using Purple Moor Grass

Following on from my previous post on using molinia grasses in a perennial meadow, this time I will be using one of the lower growing forms of Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea. These Purple Moor Grasses are divided into two groups: … Continue reading

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Plant Recipes for Perennial Meadows

A single plant portrait can seduce us into wanting to own and grow it, but it is only by mixing, matching and contrasting different plants in our garden borders that we can fully appreciate their subtleties and characters. This is … Continue reading

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