Category Archives: Shrubs

Shrubs on a kitchen balcony

Survival in the city: Snow has brought an extra dimension to the small balcony next to my kitchen door; a balcony I never use, with an ugly metal fence and a view over buildings which are due for demolition. This spring … Continue reading

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Choosing and Using Shrubs in Garden Design

Over recent weeks I have been writing about using shrubs in combination with perennials  in my garden designs. Having read through all my books on shrubs and purchased a few new ones I seem to have more questions than answers. … Continue reading

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Shrubs in the Perennial Border

If you want to grow shrubs in the garden of your dreams, but also wish to include drifts of perennials as a follower of the latest trends in naturalistic planting, you will quickly hit a problem that I have struggled … Continue reading

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Shrubs and Perennials in Perspective

There seems to be two schools of gardeners: shrubbies and perennial freaks. On paper I suppose I am a frothy perennial freak, but I cannot stop planting shrubs in my gardens; why is that? Let’s put perennials into perspective. Herbaceous … Continue reading

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