Diggers Summer Garden 2015 Magazine

In this issue:

♦ Bill Bampton, the head gardener at Heronswood, talks about growing flower combinations.

♦ Clive Blazey asks Cloudehill owner Jeremy Francis about man-made gardens.

Plus Dear Diggers, easy-to-sow seeds, last chance bulbs, perennial flowers, garlic and great tropical plants for foliage and fruit.

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Q&A - Man-made Gardens

Clive Blazey asks Cloudehill owner Jeremy Francis about man-made gardens

Planting Combinations

Bill Bampton talks about using subtle, permanent perennials to create pleasing summer gardens

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