Gardening magazine. Monty catches up with seasonal jobs at Longmeadow this week when he divides some perennials and plants alpines for spring colour.
Monty catches up with seasonal jobs at Longmeadow this week when he divides some perennials and plants alpines for spring colour. He also travels to Dublin to meet Helen Dillon to find out why she is planning to leave her world-famous garden after decades of honing it to perfection.
In Scotland, Joe Swift begins his quest to find out why we should rekindle our love for rock gardens, while Frances Tophill perches precariously on a cliff in Cornwall as she joins a couple who have created a garden in extreme conditions.
Adam Frost continues his progress on designing his garden in Lincolnshire and Flo Headlam transforms a shady and neglected front garden in London. And garden designer Mark Lane shares his passion for colour in his garden in Kent.
Alpine plants and bulbs in Monty's trough
An easy to grow evergreen perennial. Gren-grey hairy leaf rosettes with umbels of large pale pink flowers in April.
Small loose rosettes of hairy leaves, spreading by runners. Pink flowers with a yellow eye.
Armeria maritima ‘Dusseldorfer Stolz’
Low tufted mound of grassy green leaves with deep pink pompon flowers for many weeks from late spring, usually repeat flowering in the autumn.
Erodium ‘Flore pleno’
Clump forming plant with scallop shape leaves and double pink flowers from late spring until autumn.
Erodium x kolbianum ‘Natasha’
Compact silver-grey leaves and numerous white flowers veined pink with two distinctive dark maroon ‘eyes’. Flowers April to June and beyond if conditions are right.
A slow growing, cushion forming evergreen with small rosettes of leaves and arching stems with tiny white flowers in late spring.
Sedum cauticola ‘Lidakense’
Trailing perennial with purple-tinged stems and opposite rounded to spoon-shaped grey-green leaves up to 2.5 cm (1”) long. Star shaped purplish-pink flowers early autumn, flowers age to carmine red.
Flower petals lemon-yellow stained crimson on the exterior with a hint of sage green at the base. Flowers March.
A true miniature jonquil with solitary, fragrant, rich yellow flowers and glaucous long narrow leaves. Flowers March.
Flo Headlam's plant list
Plants in the front garden area
Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Tom Thumb’
Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Tandra Gold’
Liriope muscari ‘Moneymaker’
Heuchera ‘Midnight Rose’
Window box plants
6 x Hedera helix (variegated/trailing form)
6 x Calluna vulgaris ‘Loki’
4 x Cyclamen (Purple)
|Executive Producer||Paolo Proto|
|Series Producer||Chloe Rawlings|