Primulas providing some welcome colour

Birch bark at Kew

DSCF4658Crocus at Kew and snowdrops –

DSCF4694DSCF4958Ulmus villosa, also at kew

P1010748The new fruit and vegetable area at Syon Park Garden Centre – my last month there before moving across the river to Petersham Nurseries in March

DSCF5195The Orchid Festival at Kew

DSCF5683The Rockery and Alpine Gardens at Kew



DSCF5992DSCF6003The King and Queen come to RHS Wisley

A tour around the woodland at RHS Wisley – and the Alpine House there too –


P1020205The Cutting Garden at Petersham Nurseries – a Trial Day there to get to know one another…

Hellebore orientalis hybrids

Hellebore orientalis hybrids

Meanwhile, another trip to Kew… heading towards the Rockery and Davies Alpine House

The Davies Alpine House


Edgeworthia chrysantha

Edgeworthia chrysantha

Camellia japonica

Camellia japonica


DSCF7231Cornus mas

Another month then, at Kew and Wisley, with several visits to the Alpine Houses at each, elsewhere seeking out early spring flowers, bulbs and Magnolias, Hellebores and of course the magnificent Orchid Festival at Kew.