More strange fruit… Cornus kousa ‘John Slocock’

The kousa dogwood -  - a most elegant dogwood, but often lost in the landscape shadow of Cornus florida. For many parts of the country however (referring to the US), C kousa is probably a better choice. In youth the habit is stiffly upright, almost vase-shaped, but with age it becomes rounded to broad-spreading, with…

You say amaryllis, I say hippeastrum

Hippeastrum Royal Red Sarah Raven, never one to shy away from strong colours, expounds on the beautiful amaryllis/hippeastrum... The Telegraph 16th November 2007 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/3345515/Amaryllis-the-power-flower.html Dazzlingly over-the-top, amaryllis are the perfect cut flower for Christmas. Sarah Raven shows how to grow and arrange them Amaryllis have replaced poinsettias as Britain's favourite Christmas plant and that's a…