Apparently the Chelsea Garden Show this year had a green theme, and they’re looking into cactus and succulents.
Climate change was very much on gardeners’ minds at (the) Chelsea Flower Show, the fashionable high point in the British gardening season. Designers looked for inspiration from warmer, drier climes – southern France, Australia and Chile – for a future which is thought to augur wetter winters, more erratic rainfall and extended droughts….
Palm trees in a London park? Cactus in an English cottage garden?
Anything’s possible if you put your mind to it. The key is to rethink what a cottage garden can be, rather than just assume you already know. For instance, there are some very nice Aeoniums that are very cottagey.