Evolution of the northern border: 2016-2020

The gardener is always eager to see his plants grow. From time to time, a little retrospect is necessary to appreciate their progress. On these 2 photos of the northern border taken only 4 years apart we can see that the shrubs and climbers have done a good job of covering the fence and the…

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The ‘Barnsley’ Lavatera, a rather fragile plant!

Continuation of the “adventures” of my Lavatera Barnsley… By the middle of June my Barnsley Lavatera was in full bloom, swaying its long, tender stems with two-coloured flowers. But suddenly a gust of wind mingled with heavy rain gave papi Jo’s garden a bit of a shake. In spite of the girdle made from several…

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Lavatera ‘Barnsley’, a lovely chimera!

When creating the new garden in 2014, following the advice of Fanny from the Esat La Simonière nursery, I planted a specimen of Lavatera ‘Barnsley’, more exactly Lavatera x clementii ‘Barnsley’. This variety of lavatera is in fact what is called a ‘periclinal chimera’, a not quite stable mutation of the cultivar Lavatera × clementii…

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