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I thought I would focus the Foliage Follow Up post on one border this month.  This is the border which is most dependent on good foliage to look good.  I have called it the Japanese Fern Border in the past as I planted it up with mainly Japanese ferns but as you can see the Impatiens omieana has started to dominate the space.  I have already had to lift and remove the… Read More

We are have definitely felt that Autumn is upon us the last week or so although today the sun has shone and made people regret donning their warmer clothes so soon.  The floral display in the garden is decreasing but sometimes I think it is the flowers that appear at this time of year or in Spring that are so much more interesting or maybe its a case that we appreciate them… Read More

My plant of the moment is the Saxifraga fortunei ‘Wada’s Form’.  I bought this plant two years ago at the Malvern Autumn Show and it has really taken off over the past year, culminating in a fantastic display of pretty little flowers. I was surprised to discover that there are quite a wide range Saxifragas but the one I am loving at the moment is a Saxifraga fortunei.   The plant is a… Read More