Gail Macdonald
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Philadelphus 'Virginal' Mock orange -  deciduous, upright shrub that's fully hardy, but very vigorous, so needs to be given plenty of room to grow. To keep plants in shape, cut back shoots to a strong buds every year after flowering. On older plants, also remove roughly a quarter of the oldest branches each year to encourage new growth. To propagate, take softwood cuttings in summer or hardwood cuttings in autumn or winter. Full sun, part shade, height 300cm, spread 250cm

Philadelphus 'Virginal' Mock orange - deciduous, upright shrub that's fully hardy, but very vigorous, so needs to be given plenty of room to grow. To keep plants in shape, cut back shoots to a strong buds every year after flowering. On older plants, also remove roughly a quarter of the oldest branches each year to encourage new growth. To propagate, take softwood cuttings in summer or hardwood cuttings in autumn or winter. Full sun, part shade, height 300cm, spread 250cm

propagation from hardwood cuttings / boxwood, butterfly bush, deutzia, dogwood, elder, forsythia, flowering currant, mock orange, rose, spirea, viburnum, weigela, willow ...

propagation from hardwood cuttings / boxwood, butterfly bush, deutzia, dogwood, elder, forsythia, flowering currant, mock orange, rose, spirea, viburnum, weigela, willow ...

Helleborus ‘Peppermint Ice’ “Lenten Rose”  Great plants for dry shade. Deer don't like them and a dose of Sluggo will keep the snails at bay.

Helleborus ‘Peppermint Ice’ “Lenten Rose” Great plants for dry shade. Deer don't like them and a dose of Sluggo will keep the snails at bay.

Rosa Rugosa "Hansa." This is one of my favorite roses. It grew very well, aggressively even, in our garden in suburban Chicago.

Rosa Rugosa "Hansa." This is one of my favorite roses. It grew very well, aggressively even, in our garden in suburban Chicago.

Raised Herb GardenThis $1,500 red cedar chicken coop from Williams-Sonoma performs double-duty by allowing you to grow herbs and vegetables in a raised garden attached to your hens’ dwelling—a drainage system keeps water from falling into the run below.

Raised Herb GardenThis $1,500 red cedar chicken coop from Williams-Sonoma performs double-duty by allowing you to grow herbs and vegetables in a raised garden attached to your hens’ dwelling—a drainage system keeps water from falling into the run below.