Wild plant inspiration

Climbing to the top of a high mountain in the Mediterranean it was interesting to see naturalised lilies emerging through a low canopy of ferns. We have planted lilies in a similar manner previously in England with white lilies emerging through lemon verbena (which is a real thug of a self-seeding plant and should be planted with care).

One current project for a client who holds a annual party in early July is a large woodland garden in London. A range of ferns were already to be planted as part of the planting scheme for full and partial shade under the crowns of mature trees. The sight of these lilies in the Mediterranean suggested a perfect mid-Summer flower surprise for the annual party.