A tale of the unexpected

Here at Vergette we put a great deal of thought into our planting plans. We consider, in detail, plant associations which will work well together. We look at the foliage, growth habit and soil requirements. We also consider flowering times and how the flowers of different plants will work with each other.

Do we want a harmonious feel to our scheme or one of contrasts?

We may use a combination of biennials and annuals to give a scheme a feeling of fullness as we wait for the perennials to mature.

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In short my Lovelies we take great care in our choices for our clients.

However as actors say ‘never work with children and animals’, perhaps we should say ‘never tell Mother Nature your plans’ as sometimes she most definitely has other ideas.

The following is (I hope) a one time only plant combination.

Yellow and Pink - not my favourite colour combination
An unexpected combination 

Seasonal Greetings

Seasonal Greetings from Herefordshire

I may have mentioned the ‘C’ word once this summer but I think I got away with it. In my defence I was talking about spuds but the internet is awash with people complaining that supermarkets and garden centres are already awash, with dare I say it, christmassy stuff.

On social networks it seems that the ‘C’ Word in August causes mass outbreaks of Edward Munch Syndrome with people holding their heads in their hands issuing forth a silent scream.

Anybody who works in retail, catering or any service industry knows that the countdown has already started in earnest. Yet in the horticultural world we are not just planning for Christmas we are planning for spring and so with that in mind I am getting serious with my September bulb order……Now I wonder if Great Aunt Flo would prefer a pot of prepared Hyacinths in her stocking this year……

Planning Ahead for Spring
Planning Ahead for Spring