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Eminently EDIMENTAL

A modern approach to growing food is ‘edimental’ gardening. Instead of having a pretty flower garden close to home and a vegetable patch elsewhere, a garden is created that is both beautiful to look at and provides food. This involves a different approach to plants, with much more emphasis on perennial plants than seed-grown annuals. A specialist nursery is helpful to know, and the leading one is Pennard Plants, run by three-times Chelsea gold medal winner Chris Smith.

Pennard Plants is a mail order-only nursery run from an ageing but beautiful walled garden in Somerset. It started in 2001 with grasses and herbaceous plants,

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