Beth Chatto's Gravel Garden. Allium Nigrum and a very wide selection of allium bulbs in the UK, try Bloms. Cool colors in a hot garden: allium Nigrum is planted with veronica 'Kapitan', stachys byzantia, and a cristophii.
It’s time to throw out that “Miracle Grow”… If you’re serious about making your garden healthier and more organic, by reducing (or completely eliminating) the need for chemical pesticides and fertilizers, then here’s a secret “brew” that literally anyone can make at home to take their organic gar
Butterfly Puddler. Make your own butterfly puddler by filling a small bowl, dish or flower pot bottom with sand. Add water until the sand is soggy. Make sure the bowl is at least 16″ wide or you will be adding water to it often as it evaporates. The larger size will also allow for more butterflies. Add a tbsp of composted manure or mushroom compost to the sand Add river stones as well as some flat surfaces such as clam shells for the butterflies to sun bathe on.
SchneiderPeeps - How to make a lof of compost this winter. Compost is one of the most important things you need for a thriving garden. But it can get expensive. This is how we make a lot of free comost each winter.
Lotus berthelotii - extinct in the wild, from the Canary Islands. Use a succulent potting mix: one part mushroom compost, one part washed sand, one part coir fibre, one part pine bark, one part perlite.