This Customer has a number of beds that run down to the river, and so the water table is pretty high – especially during the winter months.
We’ve tried a lot of different plants in this location, but what’s done surprisingly well is Pennisetum otherwise known as Fountain Grass.
The mass of bristly bottlebrush spikes held upright or arching, like fountains, above slender, elegant foliage distinguishes Pennisetum from other grasses.
The blooms are typically creamy or biscuit-color, some with pink or burgundy highlights, and many of them retain their appeal throughout autumn and into the winter.
Ken’s Weekly Tips – 13th June
All gardens need pollinators such as bees and insects, and you'll find many are attracted to lavender. Find a suitable spot, and get some planted.
It’s June, and in the garden there are lots of jobs to do!
The weather may not be up to much, but we need to get into the garden and get planting and make your garden stand out this Summer.
Ken’s Weekly Tips – The Right Way To Deadhead A Geranium
There's a technique to deadheading Geraniums. Get it wrong and you invite disease into the plant. Here, I'm showing you the right way to do it.
It’s January, so let’s get planning our garden for the new growing year
January is the time to begin planning a new growing year, and poring over a seed catalogue or two is the perfect way to while away an evening.
Ken’s Weekly Tips – Dealing with ‘Fairy Rings’
Fairy rings are circular formations made up of mushrooms and are natural occurrences. Some are tiny while others can reach 600m in diameter.
It’s October, and it’s time to get in the garden and start on those Autumn jobs
The weather may have started to cool, but there's still time to add colour to your garden and get some winter vegetables and salad started.