Old fronds make best friends

For millennia, foliage ruled Planet Earth. Flowers were an afterthought, the icing on nature’s cake, so to speak.

14th October, 2006

For millennia, foliage ruled Planet Earth. Flowers were an afterthought, the icing on nature’s cake, so to speak. There’s a good deal to be said for a garden that gets back to basics by focusing on the shape, colour, and texture of foliage.

Some of the best foliage plants were around at the time of the dinosaurs, the most popular being the tree fern, Dicksonia antarctica - a plant that has...

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