The workshop at Palmstead this week added a new slant to Plant Design.
Noel Kingsbury talked about Perennial plants.
There are both short lived and long lived perennials.
Their structure influences this.
Designers will improve the lasting effect of their designs by knowing more about this.
Maintenance of the gardens in the long term is worthy of consideration.
A new idea of comparing this to the cost of keeping a boat was suggested.
Lawns turn out to be more costly than Meadow Planting.
RHS Wisley has mixed borders and New Planting.
The maintenance for each is different.
Once again this workshop lead the way in thinking critically how we design gardens.
The professional should always have an “Open mind” and take these ideas “onboard”.