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Plants in the Garden: March

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Contribution from Tim Ingram 28 March 2013, 11:24top / bottom of page

The better weather also brings out the gardener, and the area below is steadily being converted into a sand and gravel bed for more choice plants, and to tie in with the other beds nearby. Once a number of overly strong plants have been removed the bed will be topdressed with a couple of cubic metres of sharp sand and gravel, and as time goes on my aim is to recreate something like the 'berms' pictured in N. American gardens.

But perhaps the most delicious plant in the garden at the moment, and I use the word deliberately and accurately (if not botanically), is this little Daphne blagayana 'Brenda Anderson' flowering in a shady trough. This must be one of the finest of all introductions, notwithstanding the large number of daphnes that are now available to gardeners. But how to get sufficient cutting material from such a slow growing plant? (This one I should say came from Potterton's Nursery).


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