The Steppe: Then and Now

Back on the 4th April, I gave a quick run down on my latest bit of trial planting of very low plants.  I almost gave up on it in early spring, when it looked like being overrun with weeds, and I started to move taller stuff in.  But a couple of friends stayed my hand, and insisted I stick to the plan.  I’m glad they did, and that I had the good sense to listen to them. Continue reading

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One Thing – Ninfa

Is Ninfa, as is so often claimed, the most romantic garden in the world? Click here to hear my view

One Thing – Ninfa

Latest in my (visually slightly dodgy) video series on gardens of the world, and the one thing they do best.

Why not join me later this year when I next visit Ninfa with Ross Garden Tours?  Check out the itinerary here

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The Plot of Small Things

I’ve never found the space, or more correctly, the context, for small stuff in my garden.

I’d much prefer to be swallowed up in plants, than tiptoe over a carpet of them.  Continue reading

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