See Through Plants

Verbena and Comma WebBorders are usually arranged with tall plants at the back and shorter plants towards the front. If you want to see all your plants that makes sense. Shrubby plants often create a solid mass of foliage as they grow which acts as a good¬†screen or windbreak behind other plants. But sometimes it’s more interesting to have taller plants at the front…

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Magical butterfly moments.

Red AdmiralThis morning I sat outside in the warm sunshine. I was enjoying my freshly brewed coffee and the beautiful flowers in the Summer Border. I’ve grown lots of Verbena bonariensis from seed this year. It’s a tall airy plant with tiny tubular flowers making up each flower head. Whilst I was observing the garden it seems that some things in the garden were observing me…

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