Why Planting Plans Don’t Always Work

James Hitchmough

Much debate around sustainable planting focuses, across the world, on the issue of the native v the exotic, but in actual fact this is often a red herring. Far more fundamental is the question of ‘how do we design for the change that must occur in all planting?’

Change in vegetation is driven by two factors. Read more…

Noel Kingsbury: how my PhD started my passion for perennials

In 2007 I completed my research doctorate at Sheffield. When I had started, sometime five years previously I remember very clearly being asked (in fact by the garden historian David Jacques) why I was doing it. Read more…

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