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.

Sunday, May 20, 2012


This neat woodlander emerges from the soil like a shiny unfurling umbrella.
It only grows about 18” high, flowers in May and likes a moist shady spot.
Another gem from Crug Farm plants

Saturday, May 05, 2012