Roses, roses, roses and a long, long (rose-clothed) Pergola at Kew Gardens… galleries here and some moving pictures!

This long pergola with brick pillars and timber beams is clothed with some beautifully trained rambling and climbing roses. Beautiful monsters like Rosa filipes Kiftsgate ought to swamp the entire structure and much else besides but with the love and careful treatment these specimens are given, a multitude of flowers hug the cross beams and…

The Water Lily House at Kew Gardens – a treasure house

The Water Lily House at Kew Gardens was hot, humid and full of treasure yesterday - a mix of the most delicately coloured water lilies - Nymphaea - and also some with the brightest and richest jewel colours. Bold leaves and bold variegation too - set against black, still water reflecting the Victorian architecture of…