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Welcome to our Head Gardener’s Journal

In this monthly column, we will share technical aspects of our work and also keep you up to date about ongoing projects. If there is any topic you might want to hear more about, please ask during your next visit!

Sumptuous Annuals

Following on from our tulip spring bedding scheme, we plant about 800 annuals in the South Garden once the bulbs have been removed at the end of May. From July onwards, the abundantly flowering annuals greatly enhance the display of roses and herbaceous perennials well into the autumn. 

High summer South Garden borders.

Our tried and tested annuals cocktail includes creeping echiums for the front of the border, with shorter cosmos behind, slightly taller nicotiana and zinnia planted about 40 cm into the bed as well as tall cleomes for the back. 

Our annuals cocktail: Echium vulgare ‘Blue Bedder’ and ‘White Bedder’, Cosmos sonata ‘Carmine’ and ‘White’, Zinnia elegans ‘Purple Prince’, Nicotiana alata ‘Lime Green’, Cleome spinosa ‘White Queen’ and Cleome spinosa ‘Violet Queen’.