Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Environment and I

What’s in the garden today Hamamelis Arnolds Promise _______________________ The Rhododendron bud, promise of what’s to come. _______________________ The environmentalists, I suppose for me the story starts in my childhood in the 1950s. First of all may I say I have … Continue reading

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Meconopsis Sheldonii

Meconopsis Sheldonii a truly magnificent hardy perennial. Planted in the woodland garden it always grabs the attention of visitors. Deep rich to pale blue flowers in late    Spring, early Summer. This beautiful flowering hardy  perennial, often described as short lived fairs much … Continue reading

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Acer Griseum

Acer Griseum, absolutely outstanding For ornamental value in the garden the Japanese and Chinese Acer is high on the list of must have plants.Grown for their attractive foliage of red, gold, variegated forms and many with fantastic Autumn colour, it … Continue reading

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Lily Tiger Woods

The Lily Tiger Woods,  big, bold, colourful, reliable and a right show off. This intensely fragrant Oriental Lily has large flowers with deep pink stripes and is also heavily mottled. In cooler conditions the stripes get broader and and also darker often a deep … Continue reading

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Alchemilla Mollis

Alchemilla Mollis also known as Lady’s Mantle. Here we have a garden plant which at one time I felt completely indifferent towards. Alchemilla Mollis also known as Lady’s Mantle.

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