November 2013

Acers in my garden

Acer palmatum dissectum Acer palmatum Atropurpureum Acer griseum These three acers are all in pots, at the bottom of the …

Pure white Nerines

The pure white of the Guernsey lily, Nerine bowdenii ‘Alba’ The Cape flower or Guernsey lily is a beautiful perennial …

Cotinus Golden Spirit

Cotinus coggygria Golden Spirit  – an addition to the smoke bush family, adding to established favourites Cotinus coggygria Royal Purple …

Strawberry Tree

Arbutus unedo – the Strawberry Tree A slow growing, evergreen tree that deserves to be more popular here in the …

One cyclamen, several ways

Cyclamen Latino – a beautiful houseplant for a bright cool room. Deadhead regularly, water sparingly, a touch of fertiliser now …

Cyclamen, three ways…

Cyclamen africanum One of my favourite place in Kew, the dramatic clam-shell of the Davies Alpine House – though if …

Acer Sango-kaku

The rather beautiful Acer palmatum, Sango-kaku, in golden garb, photographed in the Woodland Garden at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, …