June Kitchen Garden

Annual NGS Garden Open Day: Ready or Not!

I love the concept of the National Garden Scheme (NGS). Visiting private gardens, secret for rest of the year, is very special indeed. Particularly, with…

Eupatorium Maculatum Chelsea Chopped

Braving the Chelsea Chop

The idea of chopping off stately plant growth in mid pride, seems utter madness. Though, the inevitable sag in one’s floppy sedums, always brings fourth…

Echinacea purpurea

To be, or not to be a Herbaceous Perennial?

Typically textbook; herbaceous plants are classified according to plant lifespan. That is, annuals, biennials and perennials, where the latter outlives the former. The widely accepted…