Six on Saturday: a Kentish coastal garden: 21 Aug 2021

This week’s six comes from my mother’s front garden on the Kentish coast. After considerable entanglement in red tape and form-filling and testing, I have made it to England at last.

The coast nearby

1 Pebbles and stone. The weather has been rather dull and grey, but it still feels good to be back and to see the sea again. It’s a pebble beach here, and several pebbles and stones make a nice feature of the gravel garden.

2 Feathery grass. This big clump of pink wispy grass in one corner of the garden is looking great. Not sure what it is though!

3 Rosemary. Also enjoying the good drainage and sunny aspect is this rosemary, creating some aromatic seating.

4 Musa (banana). It’s very mild here, so ideal for those exotics that would need mollycoddling in most other parts of the country.

5 Cyperus papyrus. Another nice structural plant, this papyrus is a reminder of Egypt, where my mother spent some happy times visiting the stunning Valley of the Kings in Luxor, boat trips on the Nile, long, hot sunny days…it’s a beautiful country.

6 Passiflora caerulea. Growing on the fence, this is another plant that does well here.

That’s all for now, next week normal service in Belgium will resume, assuming we get back across the border with the requisite forms and tests. The days of careless, spontaneous travel are a distant memory. Virtual visits continue unhindered though, so to see more gardens around the world pop over to The Propagator. Have a great weekend!