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Plant of the Month: Helleborus ‘Walberton’s Rosemary’
There are lots of really good hellebores available these days, many of them such as the Ashwood Hybrids unencumbered by varietal names. The joy is in the variation between the individual plants rather than uniformity. However ‘Warberton’s Rosemary’ ...
The bright azure blue flowers of Omphalodes cappadocica 'Starry Eyes' are particularly striking with the white sprayed outlines within each small and delicate flower head. This really is the eye catching feature that stops the discerning plantsperson in their tracks, and why wouldn't you want to spend a few quite moments of valuable garden time studying such beauty.
We like ponds. There was one in the garden when I was a child which was already established when we moved in. It had a rockery behind it which had two miniature roses in it – ‘Baby Masquerade’- that had been planted when the house was built in the 50’s and had reached their full size of 35cm x 30cm.
In 1807 William Kerr, a plant collector from Kew Gardens brought back over a thornless, floriferous climbing rose. He named it Rosa banksiae var. banksiae or Lady Banks’ rose, after Dorothea, the wife of the then director of Kew Gardens, Sir Joseph Banks.
Plant of the Month: Eranthis hyemalis
In our garden they appear with, or just after, the first of the snowdrops, and are beginning as I put this issue together in mid-January. They come from calcareous woods in southern Europe and into the Balkans. In the garden they like ...
Despite a challenging winter and spring, the growers and exhibitors at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 have succeeded in bringing together a beautiful array of flowers grown to perfection. With so many delights on offer, which plants do bees go for? And for those of us on the lookout for something a little different, are there new plants to suit us as well as pollinators?
The team leader, Worcestershire Group Chairman Mick Dunstan, reflected that their RHS Silver award was "the reward for months of hard work by a range of people across the society and outside, but the real reward was the undiluted praise we had from visitors to the stand over the four days of the show".