The Garland, Bridal Wreath, May Foam…

The garland spiraea or bridal wreath is a popular hybrid, widely planted for its profuse spring flowers an old alternative name is May foam. It is one of the larger spiraeas, ideal for growing towards the back of the border, where it can make a soft green background for other plants after its lavish spring…

Chinese Wisteria

Wisteria sinensis -  a vigorous, deciduous twining climber, suitable for growing on trellises, pergolas, and walls; also it can be trained as a standard - and the examples I have seen, in full flower with heads more than 4' across - magnificent. I'm reading from the RHS Encyclopedia of Planting Combinations for further information... The…

Clematis macropetala Propertius

  I don't remember this particular plant looking as lovely last year, but here it is, in a shadier spot with hints of sunlight picking out the detail. I've posted about other macropetalas (Jan Lindmark most recently), so I don't need to repeat any details about staminoids and tepals, fascinating though they are. Nor do…