Category Archives: Top Perennials

The best perennial plants for Perennial Meadows.

A small geranium to complement your planting schemes in a big way

I have just discovered that it was back in 2012 when I last wrote about Geranium tuberosum. Inspired by what I have just seem in the garden, my plan was to write something similar now, but having reread my earlier … Continue reading

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A Dutch Flower Show to Know

Bingerden If gardening in England you go to the Chelsea Flower Show or one of the regional events organised by the Royal Horticultural Society. If you are french, Courson is the place to be and be seen, in Belgium that … Continue reading

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Top Perennials

Geranium tuberosum Over time we all develop a list of plants that we know we can rely upon and which will grow well in various situations. Some designers end up using the same plants in every garden and proudly call … 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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Hemerocallis dumortieri – the earliest flowering daylily

Hemerocallis dumortieri is the earliest flowering daylily in my garden and for this reason alone it deserves our attention. Daylilies are deservedly popular as they are easily grown perennials that flower over a long summer season. In America their popularity … Continue reading

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Pachyphragma machrophyllum a white flowered ground-cover perennial for spring gardens.

Some plants are recommended time and again whilst others, even though they are better, are completely ignored. This is I suppose not only the province of plants, people are also victims of such narrow vision. It is time to sing … Continue reading

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Red Tulips, Green Garden

Red tulip flowers have dramatic impact in spring when surrounded by their complementary colour green and tulips in whatever colour have to be the ultimate complementary plants to add to a perennial meadow and awaken your gardener’s spirits in early, … Continue reading

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Aruncus ‘Horatio’

In this occasional series of posts I will share with you those perennials that I can not be without. This is a goat’s beard, Aruncus, introduced by the famous German nurseryman Ernst Pagels. He once told me how, no matter … Continue reading

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Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Overdam’

The ornamental grass, Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Overdam’, is a plant I use more than any other in my own garden as well as being a theme plant in many of the perennial meadows I design. It forms a dense clump … Continue reading

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