Friday, 12 August 2011

Dixter in August - Ammi visnaga



I have visited Dixter every Summer since 2003, normally in August and always enjoyed the vibrancy, colours, contrasting textures and new additions. On walking into the garden the blackboard noted Scabiosa as a great plant looking good at the moment, but I stumbled across a wonderful, graceful, elegant combination of Ammi visnaga with Verbena bonariensis, its a herb, a member of the carrot family and an umbellifer I have not noticed before. It's planted as an annual and can be sown in spring or autumn. I shall definitely treat myself to a packet of seeds on my next order and give it a try in my sandy soil.

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