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'.

August 11, 2016


A useful august flowering shrub for a lime-free soil. It has a superb scent and enjoys a wet season here.

June 17, 2016

JAMESIA AMERICANA
This hardy shrub will not bowl you over,  but it does have quiet charm.
It is easily grown but seemingly by very few people. It is the plant I am most often asked about here when it is in flower. Many horticultural boffins are defeated by it!

June 16, 2016


A leguminous shrub from California with magenta flowers in early summer.
It is short, quite neat, likes the sun and should be more widely grown.

June 11, 2016


A bushy shrub up to 10' high and best grown against a sunny wall. It survived last winter in Kidderminster but has not yet been tested by a really nippy one!
The white-blue pea like flowers last for some time and the leaves can be made into a refreshing drink! (Known...

May 30, 2016


A staggering sight in a good year. My plant is at least 15' high. It needs sun and shelter but has survived the two cold winters of 2010 and 2011

May 21, 2016


This elegant evergreen shrub seems hardy here. Scented white flowers emerge from velvety brown buds in spring.It dislikes too much lime.

May 20, 2016


An evergreen shrub from New South Wales, best grown as a wall shrub here and even then probably quite tender. It has survived the last few winters here and has flowered well against a sheltered south facing wall near Kidderminster.

February 18, 2016


An attractive evergreen tree which has grown to 15' here against a fairly sheltered east wall.
It produces these lovely white flowers every February. It has survived for at least 25 years here and lived through some quite nippy winters, it deserves to be more widely g...

December 25, 2015


A deciduous shrub with very fragrant flowers from November to March. Best grown against a wall. It comes into flower over Christmas ever year.

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