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White could be the new black

   by Guest Blogger: Michael Perry

 

White could be the new black...

Do you know how to enjoy the flowers in your garden right around the clock, 24 hours a day…?? Plant some white ones!! Let me explain why..

Despite years of bold, bright and colourful flowers being chosen to adorn our gardens, consumers are moving towards white, and are using it as a punctuating colour. The glow of a patch of white flowers can break up the usual dayglo feel of a garden, and can also liven up a pastel-based border too. White blooms also glow in the moonlight, giving you a few extra hours of joy from your garden, even when the sun goes down.

There are amazingly many different shades of white too; all of which are showcased in our ‘White Meadow’ blend, from the creamy Trifolium to the ivory Achillea! Plant them all up together or perhaps punctuate them with some glorious red poppies, now that would be a fantastic punctuation! Don’t imagine for a moment that the whites of these wildflowers will get lost in your grassland display either, each and every one will hold it’s own!

Hedgerow favourites such as Ox Eye Daisy and White Campion are key components of this collection. You’ll often find the White Campion growing in english graveyards too, which seems to have given it the rather unsavoury name of Flower of the Dead. It has naturalised itself across North America too, since it arrived as part of ship ballast! The Ox Eye Daisy is something you’ll recognise widely, and it will actually grow quite well in slightly damp soils too, which can be useful if you’ve got a difficult patch. The flowers are your traditional type of daisy, and whilst not edible, the unopened buds can be pickled as you would capers!

So, are you ready to take on the ‘white flower challenge’ in your own garden this summer? Either as part of your wildflower plantings, or even as a punctuation in existing, deeper coloured planting zones…!

Buy our White Meadow Mix for your garden here

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White could be the new black

   by Guest Blogger: Michael Perry

 

White could be the new black...

Do you know how to enjoy the flowers in your garden right around the clock, 24 hours a day…?? Plant some white ones!! Let me explain why..

Despite years of bold, bright and colourful flowers being chosen to adorn our gardens, consumers are moving towards white, and are using it as a punctuating colour. The glow of a patch of white flowers can break up the usual dayglo feel of a garden, and can also liven up a pastel-based border too. White blooms also glow in the moonlight, giving you a few extra hours of joy from your garden, even when the sun goes down.

There are amazingly many different shades of white too; all of which are showcased in our ‘White Meadow’ blend, from the creamy Trifolium to the ivory Achillea! Plant them all up together or perhaps punctuate them with some glorious red poppies, now that would be a fantastic punctuation! Don’t imagine for a moment that the whites of these wildflowers will get lost in your grassland display either, each and every one will hold it’s own!

Hedgerow favourites such as Ox Eye Daisy and White Campion are key components of this collection. You’ll often find the White Campion growing in english graveyards too, which seems to have given it the rather unsavoury name of Flower of the Dead. It has naturalised itself across North America too, since it arrived as part of ship ballast! The Ox Eye Daisy is something you’ll recognise widely, and it will actually grow quite well in slightly damp soils too, which can be useful if you’ve got a difficult patch. The flowers are your traditional type of daisy, and whilst not edible, the unopened buds can be pickled as you would capers!

So, are you ready to take on the ‘white flower challenge’ in your own garden this summer? Either as part of your wildflower plantings, or even as a punctuation in existing, deeper coloured planting zones…!

Buy our White Meadow Mix for your garden here

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