But who is Mrs J Bradshaw?

Geum Mrs J Bradshaw Ursula Buchan to the rescue again, writing in The Telegraph on 7th June 2003, with far more information than I could pithily relate on this charming perennial. No biography of Mrs B though. Some plants just have everything that a gardener could require: good looks, long flowering season, trouble-free personality and…

Clematis, The President

Name: Clematis 'The President' Hardy: Fully hardy Height: 3 metres (10ft) Flowers: RHS Award of Garden Merit. Bred by Charles Noble in 1876, clematis 'The President' is a hybrid between C. x jackmanii and C. patens. The deep purple flowers (do not easily fade in the sun) are 15cm (6in) with silver on the reverse…

Hummingbird friendly..

Hosta 'Liberty' Now I am taking text from another source, but superlatives aside, find little to fault in the description, except for the reference to Hummingbirds, which in London at least, is a stretch. The extraordinarily thick, dark green leaves of Hosta 'Liberty' are edged with an astonishingly wide, golden yellow border, changing to cream in…