Willow gentians

While we think of gentians as alpine plants, there are a few exceptions that grow too big for the alpine bed.¬†Gentiana asclepiadea, the willow gentian, is one of these taller varieties. . Native to central and Eastern Europe, the willow gentian’s home patch is mountain woodland. Here, in soils that are permanently moist but not […]

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Gingering up the Border

Do you ‘do’ orange in the garden? It can be a difficult colour to place, especially if you like the pastel shades – white, pink or pale blue. But with so much yellow flying around just now (heleniums, rudbeckias and sunflowers for example), a shot of orange can work well. Or mix it with cool […]

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