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.

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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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