Thursday, July 23, 2015

BUDDLEIA CRISPA 'STONE HOUSE COTTAGE'

A variegated sport that appeared on my ordinary B.crispa some years ago. It is possibly not as hardy as the type.

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Schizophragma fauriei - BSWJ1701



This superb Wynn-Jones collection from Taiwan has soft apple green foliage and Hydrangea like flowers in July.
It prefers it's feet in the shade, but flowers best in the sun.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

LONICERA SUBEQUALIS OGISU 93.329

Collected by Mikinori Ogisu in Sichuan this curious honeysuckle appears to be flowering in the centre of a green cup.
I have had some difficulty in giving it the right conditions, but
it now seems happy in a sunny moist spot.
It is perfectly hardy.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

HIBBERTIA ASPERA

Hibbertia aspera is a neat, lax evergreen climber that will quickly cover a sunny wall. It has buttercup yellow flowers in May but will not survive a very cold winter.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

ARISTOLOCHIA MANSHURENSIS



Aristolochia manshuriensis is a hardy climber with heart shaped apple green leaves and large flowers like a yellow brown saxaphone or a dutch-man's pipe. A  superb Crug farm collection  from South Korea.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

THALICTRUM ORIENTALE

Forming a neat mound 30cm high this Thalictrum has been flowering solidly since February.
It originates from Turkey and likes to be in  dry shade - what more could you ask of a plant?
I will try to propagate it for next year, A gem from Evolution Plants,

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Juno Irises have a reputation for being tricky to grow.
 I have only ever attempted two varieties that are supposed to be fool proof and they have done well in a sunny dry spot underneath a  thirsty evergreen shrub.