Did he not have enough to think about to keep the gardens so that his royal master and mistress might find pleasure in the shaded walks, the well-kept sward, and the gorgeous beds of foliage plants
and blooming flowers which he set with such wondrous precision in the formal garden?
Competitions were judged as follows - Foliage plant
: 1 Pat Barr; 2 Helen Bell; 3 Nicola Martin.Three shortbread biscuits: 1 Liz Jones; 2 Helen Muirhead; 3 Nicola Martin.Tea was then served and business attended to.
Then again, for a "best'' foliage plant
for reduced light conditions, the peace lily is hard to surpass.
This foliage plant
did well in both full sun and shade, though the color was a little muted in full sun.
Other varieties are more tender, such as L pinnata, which produces strong blue flowers with a hint of purple and can be treated as a bedding plant, planted in the border in late spring, which it quickly fills out to form a small foliage plant
. It flowers from early summer until autumn and can be discarded once the frost kills it.
Artemisia 'Powis Castle' An elegant, classy foliage plant
that has a mass of very fine deeply cut silver leaves that are wonderfully aromatic.
Save pounds 9 on coleus canina THE attractive foliage plant
coleus canina has a smell cats hate - so it can help if you have some making unwelcome visits to your garden.
IF YOU'RE looking for a long-lasting foliage plant
to keep your border or herb garden looking good during the autumn, lemon balm is one of those easy-to-grow options which grows in virtually any soil or condition and can last until November.
A FATSIA is a tough hardy evergreen shrub that looks like an exotic foliage plant
but will thrive even on neglect and in shade.
Euonymus Blonde Beauty pounds 6.45 -A foliage plant
where the leaves are a lovely creamy white with irregular markings, often on edges of leaves of dark green.
Combine them with a beefy foliage plant
, such as hostas, for a wonderful contrast.
Keen flower enthusiasts can enter the classes, which include a flowering pot plant, a foliage plant
, a pot of gloxinias, a fuchsia or geranium.