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.…

Agapanthus Regal Beauty

Agapanthus Regal Beauty, a new planting by the Temple of Arethusa (and by the Campanile) at Kew Gardens. I missed photographing them the last visit (damned batteries!) but they are still in fine fettle. I was not the only one stopping to admire these gorgeous creatures. How to grow: Agapanthus We show you how to…