There’s something immensely satisfying about visiting an iconic garden like Great Dixter and then being able to go to the nursery to buy some of the plants that have caught your eye. With its history of plantsmanship and innovation under the inspirational guidance of the late Christopher Lloyd and now Fergus Garrett, there are always exciting plants in the garden and many of them can be bought from the nursery. Every time I make a visit I spot something irresistible. This time it was Francoa ramosa – a white flowered Francoa that should be hardy in my very sheltered seaside garden. The selection on offer at the nursery includes a comprehensive collection of clematis – and now is the perfect time to plant clematis. If you can’t get to Great Dixter in person, you can buy plants online from www.greatdixter.com
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...