The flowers that bloom for ever

Jackie French
By Jackie French
Updated March 5 2022 - 2:49am, first published March 4 2022 - 1:30pm
A rockery filled with perennial flowers is my one indulgence. Picture: Shutterstock

Once upon a time we had a rockery filled with perennial flowers, or rather, two rockeries on either side of the front gate, planted out with dwarf dahlias and daffodils, low-growing salvias and lacy alyssum, penstemons, silver-grey santolina and drifts of cat thyme that lured the neighbour's cat into ecstasies every late afternoon when it's volatile oils drifted towards her garden.


Jackie French

Jackie French

Canberra Times columnist

Jackie French is an Australian author, historian, ecologist and honourary wombat (part time), 2014-2015 Australian Children' Laureate and 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. She also writes a gardening column for The Canberra Times.

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