SPECIES: Draba creativa
Potted on from Manchester Polytechnic in 1990 (2:1 BA
(hons)in Educational Media Design) and flourishing in the industry hot-house
ever since. Extended ground cover as freelance in 1998. Fully established as
Drab in 2002.
Evergreen and inspiringly colourful. Neat, flexible,
versatile. Flourishes in all terrains. Produces excellent on-going crop of well formed
ideas. Tenacious, even in the most gritty soils.
Thrives all year round, particularly in the most challenging
Suffolk Coast, preferably by the sea, inland also good.
Delicatessens and purveyors of fine chocolate also suitable locations.
Be sure to feed regularly. Prefers organic
ingredients. Responds best to home-preparations including chocolate cake and
SPECIES: Drabus variegatus
Trained up a trellis of art and design, yet roots always firmly
planted in the country. Grafted on to Countryside Management stock at
Suffolk's Otley College, thrived as Countryside Warden and Heritage Coast
Ranger with special focus on education, interpretation and events before pushing
up new shoots in own garden design and landscaping business. Fully
established as Drab in 2002.
A fully hardy, trust worthy variety; yet distinctly
sketchy at times and always very crafty. Produces finely formed and often
detail-perfect fruits - model specimens, in fact. Practical and tenacious in all
A good little all rounder.
Natural or artificially landscaped environments, but not
generally one for the urban patio. Particularly suited to wooded areas. Good in
seascapes. Basically flourishes anywhere where wearing a pair of binoculars
instead of spectacles does not look too suspicious.
Responds well to natural ingredients. For best
results ensure steady watering with tea. Liquid feed to be supplemented by
oatcakes and houmus regularly. Flapjack also a possibility.