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If you were to ask me if I liked variegated foliage I wouldn’t immediately say yes but then again I wouldn’t immediately say no either.  It’s not something I have a firm opinion on and I don’t really understand why some people say such things as ‘I don’t like yellow flowers in my garden’ as there are so many shades of yellow, different shaped flowers and it depends on different light etc. … Read More

As I said in my post  on My Garden earlier this week I like big foliage.  There is already some examples in the garden such as the Fatsia above which looks wonderful when the sun is thrown the leaves. The Acanthus mollis also looks great despite the time of year despite the odd hole but as I said I want to add to these with what we shall term ‘hardy exotics’. My… Read More