Day 20: lords and ladies

Daily details from the garden to bring you inspiration throughout the year


Who could be unmoved by the wonderful marbled green and cream leaves of Arum italicum subsp. italicum ‘Marmoratum’? The name’s a bit of a mouthful, but think of it as the showier version of Arum maculatum, or Lords and Ladies, to use one of its common names (it has several, most of them – including this one – a bit rude, owing to the shape of its flowering parts). Best in shaded woodland areas, requiring a firm hand in the garden.

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