Houseleeks or Sempervivum (meaning live for ever) are succulent ornamental hardy plants that have been used in pleasure gardens since around the thirteenth century. Later during the Italian Renaissance these plants were adopted for use in planting schemes as a solid massed groundcover, which also included camomile, mint, tarragon and violets.
Fennel is an exceptionally good looking and glamorous hardy perennial, which deserves its place in both the kitchen garden or herb garden as well as the flower border. At this time of year, it really comes into its own adding a feathery soft and scented texture to the garden. Native to Southern Europe, Fennel has […]
There are occasional moments in February, when the gloomy grey skies lift and a sparkling sunny blue sky is revealed and early spring sunshine brings some temporary warmth to otherwise freezing days. These are the best times to get out and go for a walk and after weeks of being safely tucked away indoors with […]