Sowing a biennial trinity for June

Angelica Sylvestris

From her Vosges garden, Cathy Thompson reveals her seasonal plant tips

Repetition gets a bad rap these days... but how can anyone arrive at near perfection without it? A garden in which a shape, colour or pattern is repeated is a million times more satisfying that one in which various disparate elements are dotted about. It will be ‘easy on the eye’...

Of course, repeating things in the garden involves buying more than one plant and that can be costly. So I’ll share a small memory... never was my French garden so lovely (or so restful) as the third season after I arrived.

The previous year, I had decided to quickly ‘colour my garden’ and focused on growing a large number of biennials (plants which flower once, set seed and die). I prefer biennials to annuals, since they gift ...

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