Late, large-flowering Clematis at RHS Wisley – Bloomin’ Marvellous in the Trial Fields

The same situation here, two double rows of plants, growing up tall, roughly woven obelisks, laid out for inspection, assessment and examination - late, large-flowering clematis on trial at RHS Wisley. I was here last year and maybe the year before so that would make this at least year three of the trial. Some varieties…

It’s all going Vincent van Gogh – Sunflowers on trial at RHS Wisley

You know the form by now, a few notes and lots, lots and lots of photos. Sunflowers in the spotlight this time, Helianthus annuus, laid out in two double rows at the bottom of the Trial Fields at RHS Wisley, and glorious they are too. I admit that these photos aren't really going to tell…

Agapanthus on trial at RHS Wisley

The Trial Fields at RHS Wisley are full of hopeful contestants for the coveted Award of Garden Merit and plants are submitted to the RHS so that, over a number of years, they can be assessed and performance recorded and rated. Agapanthus are going through this process at the moment (and large, late-flowering Clematis, annual…

Early Hydrangeas at RHS Wisley – a tour through the meandering paths on Battleston Hill

If you go down to the woods today, there are a lot of Hydrangeas to see - the collection at RHS Wisley is excellent although many fine specimens have either lost their name plates entirely, or these are so overgrown by the verdant foliage as to be lost all the same. These I have not…

A horticultural hotch-potch from RHS Wisley, ending the first visit this week to these extraordinary gardens (I returned the following day for another 6 hour marathon….)

The King and Queen (Henry Moore) looking down the Lily Pond, with a carpet of Agapanthus Castle of Mey at their feet And so ends my first visit to RHS Wisley in almost three months but I think I made a good job of photographing it to death! Plenty more to explore and I returned…