Author - Adam Ward

CORNUCOPIA OF CORNUS

Commonly known as the Dogwood the Cornus is a group of botanically diverse plants with a lot of year round interest to add to any planting design. Planted on mass they can be used to give winter and spring interest with their vivid stem colour. There are two species which are alba and sibirica. Dogwood are vigorous growing shrubs reaching 4 to 6 foot in high depending on variety. Dogwoods prefer a sunny position in moisture retentive soils. The second year after planting [...]

NATURALISTIC PRAIRIE PLANTING COMBINATIONS

 When we think about prairie planting schemes we tend to look at the leaders in this area of design for inspiration and ideas. Designers such as Piet Oudulf, Nigel Dunnett and Dan Pearson have all showed it can be achievable to recreate the feel of the Native American prairies in a small space. Once established these planting schemes can provide long periods of interest. Require less watering and are drought resilient once established after their first two seasons. Also [...]