The shady garden in summer and autumn… beginning an A-Z

  I had been preparing for a workshop covering the possibilities for gardening in a little - or a lot - of shade and put together the gallery last year to illustrate some of the contenders that anyone tackling such a proposition might entertain. A perennial question, this, what to plant, planting combination and health…

The shady garden in summer and into autumn … beginning an A-Z

  I'm preparing for a workshop covering the possibilities for gardening in a little - or a lot - of shade and have begun to put together the gallery (above, but more to come) to illustrate some of the contenders that anyone tackling such a proposition might entertain. Damp shade and dry shade, dappled shade…

Perennial refresher course…

I've spent much time these past two days (while the sun shone beautifully outside) on a perennial plant 'refresher' course. Past projects, books and t'internet to hand. The winter months parade by and suddenly - spring springs up on you, or very soon will. Time to bring to mind the joys of the herbaceous palette, as well…