Daily Flower Candy: Lone Poppy

Poppies are resourceful little plants, seeding themselves everywhere and living their short, glorious lives in the fast lane. ¬† Putting little effort into producing foliage, the crepe-paper flowers are designed to beguile the bees. ¬†Showier than our native field poppy, the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum, is generally taller and available in a greater array of […]

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The Salutation, Sandwich (Part 2)

In amongst the exuberant herbaceous borders and hot, tropical plantings of The Salutation in Kent there were also some carefully considered planting combinations to be found. I particularly liked this very photogenic pairing of Echinacea “Fatal Attraction” and an undentified ornamental grass, perhaps a species of Stipa. The dark stems and blood-red flowers of the […]

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