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I’m sorry that the word ‘jewel’, applied to gardens, has received such celebrity endorsement over the last few years. A bit like Hovis and the New World symphony, it has given it a ubiquity that de-values its description of a very particular characteristic. September is a special month, when the quality of light ...
Plant of the Month…. Saruma henryi
The true plant of the month is, of course, Primula sieboldii in its
many varieties. They look stunning at the moment, but it was
selected by Gill Mullin for her 'Plant of the Month', so I
have to choose another....
Phlox paniculata ‘Caroline van den Berg’ is believed to have been introduced by Bonne Ruys in 1927. Ruys was a Dutch nurseryman who founded the Moerheim Nurseries in about 1888 (Moerheim was one of the most influential perennial nurseries of the 19th century and made many introductions of phlox, heleniums and other perennials). Phlox p. ‘Caroline van den Berg’ was included in the RHS Phlox Trial ...
Phlomis comprise 100 or more perennials native to the Mediterranean, Central Asia, and China. Phlomis are extremely hardy plants. Phlomis russeliana, commonly known as Jerusalem or Turkish Sage, is from the family (Lamiaceae). The yellow flowers which emerge from the honeycomb like bracts add interesting structure to the back of the perennial border through the summer.