Posted in June 2012

Garden Design Favourite Perennials – Astrantia

Garden Design Favourite Perennials – Astrantia

Every garden designer has their favourite plants. Astrantias are one of my favourite perennials for this time of year. I love their wiry stems and delicate flowers. Once used in cottage garden┬áborders they now work equally well planted with grasses in a contemporary setting. Astrantias are easy to grow and will tolerate full sun or … Continue reading

Allotment New Potatoes (First Earlies)

Allotment New Potatoes (First Earlies)

There is nothing to beat the taste of your first dug new potatoes. We sampled our first ones yesterday simply washed, boiled and covered with salt, pepper and a knob of butter – perfection! On our Hitchin allotment we get to dig our first early potatoes ahead of time as we plant them in our … Continue reading