A recent addition to some of our planting plans is this beautiful variety of orange coneflower. The striking flower of Echinacea ‘Intermezzo’ forms large pom-poms which will attract bees and butterflies into your garden. Upright and colourful, it will be a useful addition to any late summer or prairie style border.
Ahh Stipa…we love you so! A consistent favourite for RNG, you will find Stipa tenuissima in many of our gardens. It’s reliable (in the right position) and impactful, stunning in it’s own right but also a great backdrop or companion for other plants. Beautiful texture and movement whilst being very easy to maintain…it is incredibly versatile. Plant this short grass […]
If you have the space for a vigorous climber on a sunny wall or fence, it’s worth considering the Chilean potato tree. Solanum crispum ‘Glasnevin’ becomes absolutely smothered in small purple and yellow flowers from June – Sept and is fantastic for providing attention grabbing colour at eye level in the garden. Despite it’s common […]
A common request we receive when compiling our planting plans is for alliums, they are on everybody’s list, and quite rightly too. Structural, unique, low maintenance…they have so many benefits in the garden. Although there are many varieties of allium we love, we can not catalogue our recommended plants without including Allium ‘Globemaster’. Massive purple globes […]
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ features consistently in our planting plans. The beautiful heart shaped silver leaves give great structure in the border and it’s one of the first perennials to bloom in spring with pretty forget me knot style flowers. Perfect for shady borders and woodland planting schemes. We love it!
This compact Skimmia japonica ‘Rubella’ is a perfect shrub for any shady border. Extremely low maintenance, it produces red berries in winter and fragrant white flowers in early spring from pinky buds. Plus as it’s evergreen it looks good all year round, a very useful addition to any garden. N.B. If you want to see […]
The vivid yellow flowers of Forsythia × intermedia are a welcome sight in early spring when not much else is making an appearance. The smothering of flowers is followed by lovely bright green leaves. A must have for those with a sunny disposition!
Our favourite snowdrop, the robust Galanthus elwesii, starts popping it’s head up in early January, letting you know that spring will be on it’s way. This variety is so very tidy, with neat glaucous leaves and perfect white and green, honey scented flowers. Best in dappled shade, plant as bulbs in autumn or ‘in the green’ […]
Chimonanthus praecox is a beautiful addition to your winter border. Delicate sweet and spicy scented flowers appear on bare branches from December to February followed by slightly scented leaves. This variety has pale yellow, almost translucent flowers with striking maroon interiors. They can take a few years to flower but plant them against a warm […]
Now the majority of flowering plants have died back and the garden is settling in for winter, you begin to appreciate those in your garden that have year round interest, whether that is winter flower, coloured stems, interesting leaves or bark. One tree that never disappoints is Prunus serrula or Tibetan Cherry. White blossom in spring, fruit and […]