• wow - just look at this architectural plant

    Much to admire at Marchants

    15th September 2010Independent NurseriesStephanie Donaldson

    Last weekend Marchants Hardy Plants hosted its annual event combining fine plants with fine crafts. Graham Gough has developed some superb strains of Agapanthus, especially the inapertus strains which have elegant nodding flowers, some of  which I now have in my garden.  I was sorely tempted (resisting for the moment due to lack of space) by the new and  intensely royal blue cultivars ‘Quink Drops’ and ‘Marchants Cobalt Cracker’.  Despite near drought conditions the garden looked wonderful. A clump of Eucomis comosa was the best I have ever seen.