Sweet Charity


Mahonia x media Charity

Well, actually, I know that the two close-ups are the named variety Charity – the other photograph was taken in the Woodland Garden at Kew and was too far into the border for me to make out a label. I’m certain there was one – they are sticklers for labelling but then, as with the salvias I photographed madly last week, the plants sometimes grow madly too, and their name tags are hidden.

Further reading suggested below – for me, I’ve home-made apple pie to enjoy (sweetened with Lady Emma Hamilton rose petal syrup)

From Plant Heritage – the history of this cultivar at The Savill Garden, containing the National Collection of Mahonia and the original ‘Charity’ to boot! 


From the RHS website –


From Val Bourne….


From a very interesting collection of photographic images – one to browse and be inspired by –


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