Wildflower banks

This bank was seeded with a mixture  perennial and annual wildflowers last year.  The pink campion is looking glorious and ox-eye daisies are about to open, while the annual corn mrigold is still going since last year. There has been some flower on it all winter. Pink campion and corn marigold in flower... [click to read more]

Posted: 19th May 2014

Bluebells

Native English bluebells. Native English bluebells have a lovely deep colour and the flowers are all held on one side of the flower stalk, causing it to arch gracefully.  Spanish bluebells are paler in colour, much chunkier and held all round an upright flower stalk. Non-native Spanish bluebells... [click to read more]

Posted: 5th May 2014

Cornus controversa 'Variegata'

I have a young specimen of Cornus controversa 'Variegata' which is looking beautiful this morning - the leaves are just emerging, along with the flowers which really emphasise its layered structure.  It is growing with Euphorbia x martinii and Doronicum, creating a lovely spring picture.... [click to read more]

Posted: 29th April 2014

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