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Designing for Year-Round Interest in a Mediterranean Climate Garden

Jan. 2023

Companion Plant List for our Tuesday, January 17, 2023 webinar with Imogen Checketts and Kate Dumbleton, hosted by Noel Kingsbury and Sarah Beck.

Le Jardin Champetre

Caunes-Minervois, S.W. France

Imogen Checketts

BSc. (Hons.) Landscape & Heritage

Head gardener at Pensthorpe Wildlife & Gardens

Lino-cut print artist

Kate Dumbleton

Ecological planting (Australia 2001)

Permaculture design & Btec in horticulture

Le jardin Champetre: https://lejardinchampetre.com/

Planting Design, planting & maintenance, nursery

Year out researching Mediterranean gardening

(Nurseries, Mediterranean Garden Society & Hanbury Botanical Gardens, Italy)

Gardening full-time in S.W. France since 2013

5th summer, August 2020 – at dusk. looking painterly, balanced. Credit: Le Jardin Champetre

1. Planting combination: Banks

Permanent, static: Stabilise the bank; gentle entrance

2. Planting combination

Open pathway, a break between bolder planting; dynamic, partly experimental


3. Planting combination: Heteromeles


4. Planting combination: Berkheya Border

New border, full sun, Extending main border


5. Planting combination: Melia Azedarach

Wilder style; Planting for hotter summers; Encouraging visitors to the meadow


6. Planting combination: wine estate gravel garden

No grasses, Pretty flowers, full sun & wind


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