Nature Knows

Walking in the Kent countryside this afternoon I am reminded that, beyond the confines of our garden, spring is not quite as far advanced as I might have imagined. In the heady rush of seed planting and potting on, enveloped by the scent of cultivated wallflowers, narcissi and primroses, it’s easy to assume that the […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Cow Parsley

No English country hedgerow or meadow is complete without a misting of delicate, frothy cow parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris). It emerges from nowhere and disappears again equally quickly, just like Brigadoon. The cultivated variety, ‘Ravenswing’, is a good, unstructured foil for late flowering tulips or early summer perennials.

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