Creating a cottage garden – and roses of course ….

Phyllis Bide - the perfect rambling rose for a cottage garden - informal flowers in a muddle of apricot and cream - and not a monster either, like Kiftsgate or Wedding Day... Morning All! I'm contributing to a workshop at Petersham Nurseries today hosted by Amanda Brame, and of course I'm talking about roses. I…

A daisy with an eye on Empire… Erigeron karvinskianus

This Mexican Fleabane, despite its lowly name, is a classy plant and one, when - and where - happy, will grow to form a daisy empire in your garden. Erigeron karvinskianus forms a froth of tiny white daisies, with yellow eyes and petals that mature through purple and pink to give a very attractive overall…