Tuesday 18 September 2012

The art of planting the Dixter way I

First we put some Tomatillos (Physalis philadelphica) in

...then some Persicaria virginiana

finished with a fern called Dicksonia antartica which goes together very well with the texture of the Rhus glabra laciniata (aka smooth Sumach).

In the Exotic Garden some tired Verbena bonariensis & Chrysanthemum sangetum were taken out. The latter we had collected seeds from the day before. Then we did some planting where there were any blatant gaps.

We scouted the nursery for plants that we thought would be appropriate, laid out a selection, then it was a case of trial & error. Putting combinations together until we got something that we thought would work, placing them in the area of planting and making sure that it fitted in with everyone else. Then we would confirm with head gardener Fergus Garrett before we went ahead, who would make changes or give his consent.

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