Friday, September 19, 2014

CIONURA OREOPHILA

A handsome evergreen climber that has been flowering steadily, but never profusely. since July. Now, in late September, it is beginning to flag but still has the one or two flowers left. 
It smelt wonderful and on the warm sunny evenings we had in July.

Sunday, August 03, 2014

ALBIZIA JULIBRISSIN ROSEA


This tree is about 20' high and flowers every year.
The beautiful ferny foliage appears quite late in the spring and casts very little shade.
The flowers look like balls of pink cotton wool that have been thrown onto the branches.



Friday, June 27, 2014

DESMODIUM CALLIANTHEMUM

I have grown this Desmodium on an east facing wall for quite a few years.

It's magenta  flowers appear reliably in June and are set off by neat green foliage.
It has reached about 8' high.




Thursday, June 12, 2014

LATHYRUS NISSOLIA

The grass vetchling, a tall erect
annual flowering in my meadow now
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

OXYTROPIS GRACILIS, PASITHEA CAERULEA AND SOPHORA DAVIDII



Oxytropis gracilis is a charming Canadian native flowering now. It appears to prefer a dry spot and seems easily grown.


Pasithea caerulea has grasslike leaves and comes from Chile. It grows to about 60cm and seems to be tolerant of drought.



Sophora davidii is a deciduous shrub from south west China. It forms a neat rather prickly mound and has blue and white pea flowers in late May and June.