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 – Don’t believe the Contractor when they say it’ll grow back!
There's nothing like a lush, green lawn to raise the spirits. Sadly, parts of this newly turfed lawn are neither lush nor green.
Ken’s Weekly Tips – 29th June
The veg plot is doing well, but we not totally pest free. Something has got to the peas and the slugs are proving to be fond of the beans.
Ken’s Weekly Tip – Pruning a Hornbeam hedge
With mid-green foliage with deep veins and serrated edged leaves that turning coppery-brown in autumn, you must keep on top of pruning a Hornbeam.
Ken’s Weekly Tips – Don’t turf a new lawn in hot weather
New turf can't survive in hot weather UNLESS it's watered enough. Take a look at the sorry state of this newly laid lawn.
Gardening With Ken – It’s been a great year for the greengage
A perfectly ripe greengage is a joy to eat, and the team at Wilkin & Sons in Tiptree certainly know a thing or two about this fruit.
It’s July and time to enjoy the fruits of your labour
July is when you get to enjoy all the effort you've put in to creating in your garden so far this year, but there're still jobs that need doing.