Thursday, 30 June 2011

My favourite native plant

Is the marsh thistle, it is stature and sculptural quality of the foliage is glorious and the flowers attract huge numbers of butterflies.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Ashburnham Meadows

We had a fabulous walk at Ashburnham Meadows on Staurday. It is a truly magical place in this seasons, fields of daisies and mouse-ear. Keith Datchier, who manages the estate, was amazing at explaining the history of these ancient meadows and how they manage it and extend.

There is a wealth of informative videos here.

Don't miss the "Diversifying an existing meadow" by the head gardener of Great Dixter.
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