Samantha Jane Garden Design

Monthly Archives: March 2014


Striking New Golden Foliage

Breathtaking new gold foliage of the “Golden Ninebark” Physocarpus opulifolius aureus in the foreground of this picture. I planted it in the Gold Border about four years ago and have since filled out the border with more mass-planting of Hellebores…

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Defining Steps with Plants

I love the way that the Designer has used Box to highlight the steps creating a striking living contrast of the green against the white stone.

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A Must See Garden

A new garden site opening this September in Somerset, designed by Piet Oudolf, well worth a visit. http://www.hauserwirthsomerset.com/garden

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March In the Garden

Yesterday I was racing around dividing clumps of Primulas that seem to have done the best that I have seen in years, they have been self-seeding everywhere, today I am hurriedly trying to pot-on the Pelargonium plugs that I received…

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Chionodoxa forbesii ‘Pink Giant’

A close up of the beautiful large pink flowering form of 'Glory of the Snow'

Chionodoxa forbesii¬†‘Pink Giant’ beauties coming out in flower now in swathes; across the gardens.

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Are Some Herbaceous Borders Losing Their Herbaceousness?

Herbaceous borders are not only having the threat of ‘staff cutbacks’ and ‘low maintenance’ thrown at them, they also seem to be getting a threat from ‘all year round fullness’. There is a clue in the name: Herbaceous Borders; a…

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A Design for a Long Thin Garden

3D sketches (not-to-scale) showing how leading from a planted corridor into a large open area can effectively give the impression of a wider garden. A 2D plan to scale of the same long thin garden on quite a flat site…

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Some Colourful Plant Tips for now From David Domoney

Need some colour in your life, or just your garden? Here are my top 3 plants for March colour! http://t.co/CCOBxJIudT — David Domoney (@daviddomoney) March 10, 2014

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News from the Potting Bench

Garden centres are fabulous but it is good to support your local nurseries. Visiting a soulless DIY chain for plants? Try a local nursery or garden centre this afternoon instead! #buylocal #support #smallbusinesses — Your Potting Bench (@PottingBench) March 8,…

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Tweet from Kew Madagascar

POTD – Gastrorchis francoisii (IUCN: Vulnerable). A stunning orchid found during our seed collecting trip last week. pic.twitter.com/zI4mXbigUo — Kew Madagascar (@TeamKMCC) March 9, 2014

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