It’s great when the garden provides a convenient solution to a problem. Even here at the coast, my evergreen agapanthus have suffered a bit in the recent really cold winters, but this year they recovered well thanks to the good summer. To ensure they stay that way, I bought some fleece jackets for when snow threatens (it can freeze and rot the crown) but I really don’t want to leave them in place all winter – they aren’t exactly pretty. As I was tidying the deciduous grasses it occurred to me that their foliage would make a perfect layer of insulation to tuck around the agapanthus. So now they are all tucked up and cosy and looking much more attractive than if they were confined to a white bag for the entirety of the winter.
One for the Diary
Sat 19.04.2014 - Sat 19.04.2014
Plant exhibition and sale @ Woottens Plants, Blackheath, Wenhaston, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 9HD
The late and much lamented plantsmen, Michael Loftus, built a collection of over 400 varieties of auriculas over 12 years and his team at Woottens... read more...
Tue 29.04.2014 - Tue 29.04.2014
Plant Fair @ Nettlestead Place, Nettlestead, Kent ME18 5HA
29th April 10am-3pm Event Category: Open Garden & Plant Fair Description: Gardening for Disabled Trust gives grants to help individuals continue gardening despite disability. Its... read more...
Fri 02.05.2014 - Sat 03.05.2014
Herb Farm Open Days @ Jekka’s Herb Farm, Rose Cottage, Shellards Lane, Alveston, South Glos. BS35 3SY
Dates: 2nd-3rd May, 30th-31st May, 27th-28th June, 13th July (NGS), 25th-26th July, 3rd August (NGS) read more...