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I'm not entirely sure what we have done to the Bergenias (elephants ears) this year to bring on such a huge bloom, or if the weather has just been perfect conditions for them, but they are smashing.
Bergenias were Gertrude Jekyll's favourite plant- she even has them on her grave- and until now I've never really understood why. They can be a bit 'lumpy', look dreadful if the leaves get blackened by frost, and I've always just seen them as a bit of a gap filler at the front of a border.
But today i get it!