White Roses for a mixed border

White Roses for a mixed border

I’m renovating a border that’s never been quite right; a thuggish rhubarb and a stylish mob of Italian artichokes have always dominated it. The idea was that they would bring a certain edge to the conventional border – in fact, the rhubarb was just there and I didn’t have the heart to move it - but I’ve come to think of them as the criminal underclass, the rhubarb is an East End gangster and the artichokes are Armani wearing mafia. Both have an edgy appeal and each makes for a very entertaining –…Read more