Tikorangi Notes: Thursday 5 April, 2012

The lovely autumn peacock iris, Moraea polystachya, blooms for an exceptionally long time

The lovely autumn peacock iris, Moraea polystachya, blooms for an exceptionally long time

Latest Posts: Thursday April 5, 2012

1) The pros and cons of the decorative, formal vegetable garden – the potager which seems to have become inordinately fashionable. Personally, we lean more to the meadow style of vegetable gardening.

2) The Ornamental Edible Garden by Diana Anthony and Gil Hanly reviewed. And well done to publisher Batemans, for continuing with some practices we used to take for granted in reference books but which others have done away with in the trend to over simplify for novice gardeners who get treated like children.

3) Brugmansia Noel’s Blush – huge trumpets in peachy pink.

4) Grow it yourself – asparagus. A crop for the long haul, this one, but ranks as my all time number one favourite vegetable.

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