A gander at some star attractions at Kew Gardens today

The Chokushi-mon and Japanese Landscape at Kew Gardens today Chaenomeles speciosa adding some bright scarlet highlights to the many greens of the Japanese Landscape. Iris unguicularis elsewhere adds bright blue elsewhere in the scheme. Green, however, is the unifying theme. Prunus cerasifera is one of the first trees to come into blossom - you might…

Quando Fioriranno Le Rose – Assisi

Another substantial gallery (the last from my Italian adventure) featuring the remarkable rose garden and nursery in Assisi, Umbria - Quando fioriranno le Rose - owned and managed by Paola and Fabio Bianchi - and where I attended a recent pruning course run by Richard Stubbs from David Austin roses. There are more than two…

Batty about Bedding

Primulas and violas, anemones and all manner of potted spring bulbs are colouring the nursery benches these days, bright jewel colours, soft pastels, every possible rainbow hue. Check out my recent tweets for plenty more contenders, perfect for lifting the spirits and invigorating spring container displays.