MOST SIGNIFICANT PLANT IN THE GARDEN: Miscanthus grasses. I love them for their movement in spring and summer, stiff dormant structure of winter and plumes of autumn. FAVORITE NEW PLANT: Blechnum penna-marina (native alpine water fern). This little ground cover is my “it” plant of the moment.
MOST USED PART OF THE GARDEN: The patio and dining setting. We can set it up formally for la-de-da dinners or just spill outside at the end of the day with a glass of wine.
MY BEST EDIBLE CROPS: Feijoas and figs. Nothing beats the pleasure of my partner creating some gourmet wonder with these, or having enough to give away. Thinly sliced figs on a slightly warmed pastry base with salted caramel and raspberry topping… a winner!