I have an inkling that these are just a little wild, I have never seen any them labelled (and pretty much everything else thereabouts is name-plated). There will be more of them in due course, these are the vanguard of a great swathe of them. Colours range from the palest pinks to lime-greens and yellows, deep dark plums and purples, and speckles and not-speckled across the range. Doubles, singles and somewhere in between, handkerchief corners and gentle ruffles.
But I’m getting ahead of myself as the season for these hybrids is just starting – but I’m looking forward to the show. Here’s a taster –
Well this last one, winter aconites, was in the Plant Centre (are the plastic pots a give-away?). Then again, pretty much everything is for sale in this very well stocked Garden Centre (see my recent posts listing every hellebore they have for sale – and every rose I think too!).
A very enjoyable walk through the woodland landscape at RHS Wisley – I was very strict with myself and just stuck to this one area around Battleston Hill – hellebores and camellias explored here and the fragrant stuff was covered in a blog a little earlier – the gorgeous Witch Hazels and Daphnes, Sarcococcas (this last being the most fragrant and wafty). I urge you to go (though if you are going for the butterflies in the Glasshouse – pick your time wisely as I expect it will be busy).
Butterflies aside, there is much more to see there – I probably shall…