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I am finding foliage more and more interesting as a background to flowers and also as a way of creating texture and interest in the border without relying on flowers.  However, all that is irrelevant come the Autumn when the changing leaves steal the show no matter what is flowering in your garden. The Acer above is a real favourite of mine mainly for sentimental reasons as my sons bought it for… Read More

It’s funny how Spring really creeps up on you and then suddenly you realise it has sprung when your back was turned. I have had various spring bulbs flowering for some weeks now starting with snowdrops and winter aconites and leading up to the narcissus.  However, this afternoon on returning from the allotment I realised that some of my favourite plants had joined the display.  Not least the Prunus tree I inherited… Read More