Rachel Bailey Garden Design
Whilst cycling round Helensburgh, I came across the most delightful sight - a strip of plants, commonly associated with the margins of a pond or water course, happily growing within a mown grass verge!
Helensburgh’s many wide grass verges often have a swale, or narrow depression, that runs parallel to the road to catch road-water run off. An innovative local resident had in fact planted up the swale in his adopted verge using plants such as Darmera peltata, Primula, Rodgersia, Iris, and Miscanthus, all of which would all thrive in these damp conditions.
Rachel Bailey, a garden designer and gardener in Scotland.