March 25, 2018

Lovely article by Stephen Lacey with photographs by Jenny Lilly in the RHS Garden Magazine April 2018.  Link to full article here: "Box of Delights"

"Box Of Delights - Overflowing with treasures like some exotic fairytale casket, the bounty of this RHS Partner Gard...

July 7, 2017

A wonderful evergreen shrub for a shady sheltered wall.It prefers a slightly acid soil and has survived some very nippy winters here.It can grow to about 6'.

May 5, 2017

The first flower of this seemingly hardy evergreen.

It likes to grow in moist and fairly sheltered semi-shade.

April 7, 2017

A superb new evergreen from China collected by the great Bleddyn Wynn Jones of Crug Farm.

My plant is over 6' tall and seems perfectly hardy.

It prefers shade and a lime free soil.

March 12, 2017

A tall, and rather tender, evergreen tree.

It has scented yellow flowers in March, but it's finest hour is in summer when it produces electric purple-blue new ferny foliage. 

It grows fast so, should it be killed by a cold winter, a replacement will quickly fill the spac...

February 14, 2017

A beautiful rare evergreen tree flowering in February.

Reputed not to be very hardy, mine has reached at least 15' and I have grown it for well over 30 years.

However, it is in a quite sheltered spot.

The flowers are tiny and meant to be scented. I would need a ladder to...

January 7, 2017

I was sent a seed of this spectacular plant some years ago. It seems perfectly happy here outside - in a moderately sheltered corner.
The stems and leaves are completely flat - as though they had been crushed by a vast roller. In July it is covered with masses of viole...

January 7, 2017

A variegated sport that appeared on my ordinary B.crispa some years ago. It is possibly not as hardy as the type.
 

December 30, 2016

CLEMATIS NAPAULENSIS
Clematis napaulensis is a delightful climber and has flowered here happily for the last 12 years. It aesivates in June (sheds it's leaves and goes dormant).It comes into leaf again in the autumn and the fresh new foliage shows off the lovely cream...

December 30, 2016

CLEMATIS CIRRHOSA 'FRECKLES'
No garden should be without some winter flowering climbers and this is one of the best. An evergreen climber, it flowers almost continually (in a good year) from the autumn right through the winter. It even has bursts of seasonal amnesia du...

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