Summer success with Perennials

Simon Rickard explains how to succeed with perennials and grasses in summer and why spring-focused gardens invariably disappoint.

Summer success with Perennials

One of the chief lessons I learned as head gardener of The Diggers Club is how important it is to plan gardens for summer. Summer is the time when we want to live outdoors with our friends and family, eating and playing together.

But many of us unconsciously plant spring gardens. It’s a doddle to make a garden look good in spring. The weather is kind, and...

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