I don’t know what they put in the water down in Brighton (where I work) but I suspect it’s either Maxigrow or – more likely – homemade organic comfrey tea. The public parks around the city are filled with adventurous and sustainable plant communities that look ripped from the pages of a design magazine, especially around the Skate Park.
Low cost and low maintenance, this is the future direction of all council plantings. It looks fantastic. However I did pause to think; if this style becomes ubiquitous in car parks and other public spaces, could ornamental grasses and Salvias of today become tomorrow’s Euonymous and Aucuba japonica ‘Crotonifolia’?
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