A sunny afternoon at RHS Wisley… the world in one garden

Fantastical hellebores at RHS Wisley

If you go down to the woods today... specifically the woods beneath Battleston Hill at RHS Wisley, there are gems to be found - double, double double hellebores, spots and speckles, rainbow colours - big bold clumps too. Very happy plants. The season continues for hellebores - I think I'll sign off now and see…

Winter Sunshine, Hellebores, Iris Katharine Hodgkin, Cymbidiums and farewell to Syon….

Hellebore x ericsmithii Winter Sunshine is a bushy, clump forming hellebore, flowering for a long period in early spring. Creamy white flowers age with green tints through to a mellow pink, and all the colours seem to blend very well together, nothing muddy about the transitions either. Lots of flowers, though again, spaced enough apart…

is enjoying Sarah Raven’s book The Cutting Garden

The Cutting Garden, Sarah Raven Now in paperback (2013), with a foreward by Penelope Hobhouse, a practical guide to creating and maintaining a Cutting Garden, with superb photography, detailed plans and advice from the garden to the vase. Horticulture and Floristry. I've much enjoyed her book The Bold and Brilliant Garden and I'm glad to…