Daily details from the garden to bring you inspiration throughout the year
If you’d suggested to me ten years ago that I’d begin to develop a hankering for plants that create a tropical atmosphere, I’d probably have choked on my cucumber sandwich and told you to toddle off down my lavender-lined path. But even then a shiny leaved fatsia was taking root in one corner of the garden. What I really want is its much larger – and slightly less hardy – cousin, the rice-paper plant Tetrapanax papyrifer ‘Rex’, whose huge felty-textured leaves can grow to a metre in diameter and tower over you from four times that in height. Whether I could make it work here is another matter, but it would be a perfect excuse for a reshuffle.
Sign up for the newsletter below
Click here to sign up for daily #gardeninspo365 posts and blog updates direct to your inbox.
Hello! I’m Andrew, gardener, writer, photographer, and owner of a too-loud laugh, and I’m so pleased you’ve found your way to Gardens, weeds & words. You can read a more in-depth profile of me on the About page, or by clicking this image.