06.08.14 Cambo Estate Gardens

Photo by Tom Stuart-Smith

Tom travelled to Cambo in Fife to admire Head Gardener Elliott Forsyth's wonderful planting. The key to it all – other than a vast knowledge of plants and a very painterly eye, is low fertility. An infertile sandy soil and no added nutrients. In the cool Scottish summers all the rodgersias, eupatoriums and lythrums look absolutely wonderful.

In stony old Hertfordshire I can only dream of this.

– Tom