The wood anemones are just going over.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
The ‘Foetid Adders Tongue’.
It apparently smells revolting but flowers far too early for it to be noticeable outside. The tiny flowers of this lily relative are beautifully marked. I have grown it in a shady raised bed with trilliums and the like for almost 20 years. It seems to have hardly increased in size.
Saturday, December 01, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
This large evergreen shrub took a battering in the cold winter of 2010/2011- but survived.
It probably did not get enough sun this summer but has decided to flower now in the middle of November. It comes from Mexico, needs an acid soil, and has sweetly scented flowers.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Solanum linearifolium is evergreen and not completely hardy. It died in both the January cold in 2010 and the cold weather at the end of that year.
I re-planted it in March 2011. It has now reached 9’ and has been covered with these bright blue flowers for the last week or so. It should continue to flower for some time. I planted it on a sunny south facing wall and, even if it succumbs this winter, it will have made a big impact for two summers running.