The rock garden is really starting to fill out and there are more stars vying for attention than a Hollywood award ceremony. These six are top of the bill this week.
Using a "low mow" technique I have created a wildflower meadow full of wildflowers including a first precious orchid. A month by month guide shows how. I also describe the use of annual seed mixes and also the beauty of wildflower meadows in nature.
Wild orchids thrive in a chalk soil nature reservce called the Ragpits at Aston Clinton. I visited this week to see four types of orchid and huge Roman snails.
I almost didn't post this week as I was in a bit of a funk yesterday. I took myself off to the garden though, saw what was blooming in there and I was instantly inspired to share with you all. May is a fabulous month when the plants really start [...]