Just a few roses…

and finally, Grace, once more. These are all in the original rose garden at Wisley, small-ish, enclosed, formal beds filled with many kinds of shrub roses and some climbers. Symmetrical and balanced with pretty much no other planting save for the roses. By contrast, the Bowes-Lyons rose garden, which is much more expansive, mixes roses…

Hydrangeas all the way at RHS Wisley – definitely #hydrangealove

Hydrangea macrophylla Altona (above) Hydrangea paniculata Limelight (below) Hydrangea paniculata Vanille Fraise (below) Hydrangea Early Sensation (below) Hydrangea paniculata Chantilly Lace (below) Hydrangea paniculata Dolly (below) Hydrangea PanHydrangea paniculata Big Ben (below) Hydrangea paniculata Unique (below) Hydrangea macrophylla Nymph (below) Hydrangea paniculata Angel's Blush (below) Hydrangea aspera Kawakamii Group (below) Hydrangea quercifolia Applause (below) Hydrangea…

Heroic herbaceous planting at RHS Wisley – early autumn fireworks

The double mixed/herbaceous borders at RHS Wisley in Surrey. A grand symphony! And there is still more to come, with asters just flushing into life to add more rich blue, vioet and purple to the mix. And in the adjacent Country Garden, just as much going on this early September. If you haven't been to…