Getting dizzy in the grass borders at Kew.
Day: August 6, 2014
In the jungle, the mighty jungle…. Kew Gardens with a taste of the tropics
More tropical goings on at the Princess of Wales' Conservatory - and below, from the colourful beds along the Broad Walk (with apologies for giving them another airing).
Guerilla crochet at Kew Gardens? Tree cosy?
Exactly why this tree - an oak - has been decked out thus, well, I can't say. The sheep are a mystery to me too...
There once was an ugly duckling….
Rather a baby Egyptian Goose (the one with the darkly-circled eyes). A family with four young-uns were being fed scraps of bread, some pieces larger than others, requiring contortions and dedication to get them down...
Amongst the rose beds, some shining examples at Kew Gardens (or rather, the old ones are sometimes the best!)
Pat Austin (the orange) and Princess Anne (above, in shades of pinky-purple) - both from David Austin and looking, in every bed, very happy and healthy. Cerise Bouquet, below The white hydrangea-like heads of shrub rose, Sally Holmes Reine des Violettes (above and below) Morning Mist, from David Austin roses, always impossibly healthy. A big…
Continue reading ➞ Amongst the rose beds, some shining examples at Kew Gardens (or rather, the old ones are sometimes the best!)
The Duke’s Garden at Kew – great herbaceous planting, a gravel garden and some exotics
This last one, trained on the wall of the house, is Abutilon Cythia Pike. Of the rather lovely exotic pictured above that, with the feathery foliage and the long red wands, I have yet to put a name to it. Did I see something similar in Cape Verde?
The Woodland Garden, Salvia Border & Grass Beds at Kew Gardens – cool wanderings on a warm summer day
Kirengeshoma palmata (below) Actaea rubra ssp argenta (below) and in the Salvia borders... just beginning to colour up (the show ought to go on until November) The last image is of Salvia argenta - silver-fur and quite gorgeous. The name plates for almost all the salvias in the border are lost amongst the exuberant foliage.…
Continue reading ➞ The Woodland Garden, Salvia Border & Grass Beds at Kew Gardens – cool wanderings on a warm summer day