A hot and dry flower bed

These new flower beds, created and planted by C.A.R. Gardens have to work in a very hot and dry site. As an entrance to a property, and viewed by many neighbours it was important to look and smell great too!

The large grass was chosen for its abundant oat like seeds that nod in the breeze. The tobacco plant, has an intoxicating scent, attracting benefical insects at dusk, and filling the evening air with perfume. The deep red crocosmia is dazzling above the leaves, and is great for cuttings, and the english lavender will not only be fragrant when pushed past but can be cut and used for ‘pot porri’ indoors. It’s spikes of fragrant purple flowers are really useful in a wildlife garden.

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