Introducing you to the Friday Fix. My weekly blog entry to bring solutions to any garden design problem
Email me through the week with your garden design dilemma and I will choose my favourite each Friday and post my ‘Fixes’ on this blog.
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The first dilemma is from June in Twickenham
“How can I make my Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’ (Black Grass) stand out a bit more ?”
The Ophiopogon or Black Grass is a great plant but it can easily be lost against the dark background of the soil.
Try spreading out and planting something light amongst it, pale pink Impatiens New Guinea work really well and you can extend the season by also adding pink or white Cyclamen for Autumn and Winter.
Use it in a pale coloured or silver container along with pale pinks and whites such as trailing Calibrachoa and soften with White Lobelia or Euphorbia ‘Diamond Frost’
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Make the most of your day out at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.
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The Savill Garden
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Welcome to my advent Calendar
I am aiming to provide you a plant with Winter interest
for each day of Advent.
(pictures shown are a guide only and may not be of [...] Continue Reading…
1. Someone walking along the street carrying a Chrsitmas tree on their shoulder or on the roof of a car
2. Opening the first door on the Advent calender
3. You [...] Continue Reading…
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Create your own autumn planter
What I used
1 x Frost proof planter £12.99 (about 12” or 30cm diameter)
1 x Carex ‘Frosted Curls’ £7.99
3 x Mini cyclamen £9.99 (Per pack of [...] Continue Reading…