Week 10 - Echium candicans Last week I retuned to Nottingham to start planting a garden we’ve been working on for some time. The hard landscaping is done and the trees are in. Now it’s time for the bigger more architectural plants to go in before moving on to the perennial plants. This stage is always fun, always exciting and always harder work then I remember. This is the first time for quite a while that I’ve found myself planting into the ground (as opposed to a living wall) and the client, a keen gardener and knowledgable plantsman himself, has allowed me to take complete control over the plant selection. As the garden starts to take shape, unexpected vistas start to appear, like the dappled evening sunlight seeping through these newly planted Echium candicans. It’s still a little early in the season, but you can just see the blue flowers spikes starting to open. Wonderful.