September 19, 2014

Know your onions? (or are they enough to make you cry?)

It occurred to me recently, that onions play an important part in our boutique allotment and garden life (perhaps I should get out more?) not just as a vegetable but also as flavorsome herbs and as ornamental plants in the form of flowering alliums which are amongst my favourite bulbs in contemporary gardens for their…

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September 7, 2014

Gorgeous grasses

I have always had a love for ornamental grasses and the contribution they make to a planting scheme. At Capel Manor college some 15 years ago, where I first studied landscape design, there were some great  mixed perennial planting schemes including grasses and  I started to develop a big love for this family of plants…

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