Create the ambiance of a Mediterranean garden with our top 5 recommended plants and trees
Summer 2017 is looking as though it could be one of the better ones and if you are not heading to the Mediterranean this year it is possible (sun and heat permitting) to create the ambiance of being there with a selection of attractive Mediterranean Plants planted against a sheltered brick wall.
All you need is a south facing wall or a sheltered border with plenty of sun and you can easily plant up some hardy plants and trees which will remind you of hot summer holidays.
They may take a little time to establish but with regular feeding they will grow into fine specimens.
Mediterranean plants need lots of drainage
You can never have enough drainage in a UK Mediterranean garden since in order to survive our damp winters plants that are designed for summer drought and heat waves need lots of drainage.
When planting up ensure that 6-10mm gravel or pea shingle are introduced into the planting space after mixing with compost or topsoil and ideally place some stones or broken plant pot crocks at the base.
At the Heritage Garden we have experimented in recent years with growing Grapevines, Olive Trees, Apricot Trees and mature Citrus trees in large pots. It is worth noting that the Fig Tree and Olive Tree in our photo have prospered over the last few years despite the awful summers we have had to endure in the UK.
Our 5 recommended trees and plants
In our Garden Plants Collection, which comprises a carefully chosen range of Exotic and Mediterranean plants grown for us by our partner nursery, we can recommended five great plants to get your Med garden established.
A Large Olive Tree would be essential as would a pair of grape vines which you could plant at either end of the wall. A Fig Tree makes one think of the Eastern Mediterranean complemented by a large Orange or Lime Tree with the ubiquitous Mediterranean plant Bougainvillea to add a finishing touch.
15% discount code
From now until 31 May we are offering a 15% discount on our Mediterranean & Exotic Plants Collection - just enter MED15 at the Checkout. During this period we are pleased to offer free advice by email or by calling our Freephone number 0800 694 1841 if you need some extra advice in getting your Med Garden started!