A plantsman like his father, this younger Tradescant collected many plants from North America and introduced them into English gardens.
It's also a good idea to amend heavy clay soil by mixing in sand and vegetative matter.
The botanical name Digitalis is from the Latin for finger, and “folk” refers to fairies, hence the common name of folks' gloves or fairies' gloves.
A friend gave me a gardening magazine that she purchased in Britain. It's a gift that goes on giving!
Vita "hate, hate, hate[d] ‘American Pillar’" rambler roses!
Many American gardeners have tried to imitate aspects of English gardens.